After several underwhelming polls, the entrepreneur-turned-politician has decided to call it.
Despite a dedicated fanbase, democratic candidate dark horse Andrew Yang has decided to put an end to his bid for the 2020 presidential election. At an event in New Hampshire Tuesday night, Yang spoke to his supporters about the reality of his situation.
“While there is great work left to be done, you know I am the math guy, and it is clear tonight from the numbers that we are not going to win this race,” he said. “I am not someone who wants to accept donations and support in a race that we will not win. And so, tonight I am announcing I am suspending my campaign for president.”
Yang’s signature political promise was a universal monthly income of $1,000 for all adult-aged Americans with no prerequisites. This, along with other economic-oriented notions, earned him his reputation as “the math guy.” While his campaign did not receive extensive coverage on major news networks, he has a sizable following on social media sites like Twitter.
Yang’s supporters, known colloquially as the “Yang Gang,” have been circulating a #Yang2028 hashtag on Twitter. The implication of this trend is that after whoever wins the election has a two-year tenure, Yang will have another viable opportunity to run.