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Matthew McConaughey as US president could get country out of current ‘mess,’ says Andrew Yang

  • Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, 47, believes that actor Matthew McConaughey, 52, could potentially get the United States out of its current “mess” if he runs for president in 2024.
  • Speaking with comedian guest Shane Gillis while recording an episode of Yang’s podcast “Forward with Andrew Yang” on Monday, the businessman-turned-political candidate opened up about the state of the country’s two political parties.
  • Yang then declared that there needs to be a “positive ex-institutional energy that comes up and ends up being this third force in American politics.”
  • The person he cited as his ideal candidate was McConaughey, whom he described as someone who comes from “outside the institutions, but he’s not an assh*le in the same way Trump is.”
  • “So I look at someone like that and think, ‘God, that’s the kind of figure that we need to get us out of this mess,'” Yang said.
  • Other people Yang thinks could fall under the “ex-institutional” candidate category include Mark Cuban, The Rock and Oprah Winfrey.

Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang believes that actor Matthew McConaughey could potentially get the United States out of its current “mess” if he runs for president in 2024.

Speaking with comedian guest Shane Gillis while recording an episode of Yang’s podcast “Forward with Andrew Yang” on Monday, the 47-year-old businessman-turned-political candidate opened up about the state of the country’s two political parties.