Elon Musk expressed his support for Democratic candidate Andrew Yang in a tweet thousands of Yang supporters (aka the Yang Gang) are now sharing on social media.
The Tesla CEO’s supportive tweet was a response to a tweet from popular podcaster Dan Carlin agreeing with a statement Yang made about being adaptable to other viewpoints.
Carlin, who has nearly 225,000 followers on Twitter, retweeted Yang’s post in which he wrote: “I don’t expect people to agree with me on everything- that would be odd. My main hope is that people trust that I’m trying to solve problems and I’m open to different approaches – particularly if the data drives in a particular direction. Changing one’s mind is not a bad thing.”
While not an official endorsement, many pointed out that Musk’s recent tweet to his 27 million followers will make a huge difference for Yang. Minutes after posting, Musk’s tweet was celebrated by the Yang Gang via the hashtags #ElonisYangGang and #ElonforYang.
I’m having trouble processing that #ElonIsYangGang. Like, @ElonMusk is perhaps doing more to push humanity into #Space than any other person alive today. His opinions carry a lot of weight. Many people will now get curious, look into @AndrewYang, and join the #YangGang!
#AndrewYang is now consistently getting 2% in national polling after the debates. To put this in perspective just last month Yang typically only got 0% to 1% in polls. While these polls don’t count towards qualification, Yang should receive a qualified poll this week!#YangGangpic.twitter.com/gpeJe1opfV