Andrew Yang, an entrepreneur and outsider candidate running for the Democratic nomination, has decided to end his self-imposed boycott of MSNBC.
The 2020 hopeful said his “message is too important” for it not to be shared with MSNBC’s audience.
“I am sitting down for a remote interview with Chris Hayes from South Carolina tonight,” Yang said. “Chris, and other MSNBC journalists, have reached out to me and the team in the past days. I decided that I’d prefer to speak to as many Americans as possible — our message is too important.”
Sounding as if he was pressured to do so, Yang then asked for people to help him “get our message out to as many people as possible and shock the world” on Feb. 3, 2020, when Iowa will hold the nation’s first presidential primary contest.
It seems like Yang has been polling in the middle of the pack and realized if he needs airtime from MSNBC to get his campaign into the top 5.
Yang’s boycott of MSNBC began on Nov. 23 when the 2020 hopeful announced he would no longer engage with the network due to the disparate manner in which it had treated him compared to other Democrat candidates, some of whom he was outperforming in the polls.
“Was asked to appear on [MSNBC] this weekend — and told them that I’d be happy to after they apologize on-air, discuss and include our campaign consistent with our polling, and allow surrogates from our campaign as they do other candidates’,” Yang tweeted in a four-part thread last month. “They think we need them. We don’t.”
He went on:
They’ve omitted me from their graphics 12+ times, called me John Yang on air, and given me a fraction of the speaking time over 2 debates despite my polling higher than other candidates on stage. At some point you have to call it.
Yang actually had a fair point.
His name had been missing from many lists of candidates and the network’s own polling had excluded him even though he has been consistently polling in the top 10 among all Democratic candidates.
The network even went so far as to invite him on air, only to cut away from his scheduled appearance to show another candidate.
Yang’s kind of tough to figure out.
When he’s not kowtowing to the lefty media for attention, he actually called out
In what might surprise many, a Democrat actually called out his own party for always blaming President Donald Trump for literally everything.
During an interview on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday, Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang took a big swing at his fellow Democrats.
Yang was asked the meaning of his “not left, not right, forward” slogan, which he responded, “We have to have a new way forward that works for all Americans, independent of your political affiliation.”
When asked if the Democratic Party has become “too far to the left, too ideological,” Yang answered, “Democrats still have not asked themselves the hard questions as to how Donald Trump won in 2016.”
He then said the Democratic Party “unfortunately is acting like Donald Trump is the cause of all of our problems.”
2020 candidate Andrew Yang to @jonkarl: "The Democratic Party, unfortunately, is acting like Donald Trump is the cause of all of our problems. He's a symptom and we need to cure the underlying disease." https://t.co/P6iz1j1VA4 pic.twitter.com/TkNG5rVnIY
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) December 29, 2019
He’s not necessarily a top 5 candidate in terms of polling, but he continues to raise a lot of money and qualify for all of the Democratic presidential debates.
Time will tell who secures the Democratic nomination, but at least one liberal isn’t afraid to call out his own party for suffering from never-ending Trump Derangement Syndrome.