Andrew Yang Totally Ignored on MSNBC’s List of 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang was left out of a graphic created by MSNBC, displaying the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates.

Despite the snub by a news program hosted by Andrea Mitchell, Yang does meet the polling and fundraising thresholds for the upcoming 2020 presidential debate on June 26.

Some took to Twitter to voice their thoughts on why they thought Yang was not included.

Yang has not received glowing praise or respect from the media and his rivals in the political sphere, the graphic by MSNBC being an example. Other news media, such as CNN Politics, considers Yang as one of the top 10 candidates in an article they had released in May.

However, Yang has growing support through social media, especially through his #YangGang on Twitter.

One of Yang’s initiatives that has gotten him the most media coverage is his plan for a Universal Basic Income for every American adult over the age of 18. According to his website, Americans that meet requirements would receive $1,000 a month which would be paid for by a new tax on the companies that benefit from new technologies that he claims are taking millions of American jobs away.

Yang’s biography also championed the idea of the American Dream, the same idea that his parents pursued when they immigrated to the United States from Taiwan. The work ethic of his parents were also ingrained into him.

“He grew up obsessing about baseball players and playing Dungeons and Dragons,” a recent Washington Post article about Yang described. “He bused tables at a Chinese restaurant and sold knives for a direct-marketing company.”

He was also praised by Vice media for having the best walk-out song this past weekend at an Iowa fundraiser. His song? “Return of the Mack” by Mack Morrison.

Feature images courtesy of / andrewyang2020

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