Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang said on Thursday that he believes Trump supporters “kind of like” him, and added that he is the president’s “worst nightmare” in the 2020 election.
“You know who’s figured out that I’m the worst nightmare for Donald Trump in the general? Donald Trump,” the entrepreneur said, adding that Trump has “tweeted about every candidate in the field except for me,” and there are three reasons why.
“One, he knows his followers kind of like me,” Yang claimed, “Two, I’m better at the internet than he is.”
“And the third reason is that most of his most potent attacks are what? You’re a corrupt politician. You’re a creature of D.C. Like none of that stuff works on me,” he added.
.@AndrewYang says Donald Trump has figured out that he's his "worst nightmare" in the general election.
"He has tweeted about every candidate in the field except for me….He knows his followers kind of like me….I am better at the internet than he is." pic.twitter.com/Zc2CLyynfW
— Musadiq Bidar (@Bidar411) January 23, 2020
The Hill reports:
Yang attended five town hall events in Iowa on Thursday, speaking in Dubuque, Clinton, Davenport, Muscatine and Wapello. He is polling in sixth place among the slate of Democratic candidates, according to a RealClearPolitics average.
Yang touted his status as a political outsider in a new ad in the Hawkeye State less than two weeks before the Iowa caucuses. In the ad, which is the result of a $500,000 media buy, Yang says an outsider could defeat Trump in the 2020 election.
“I’m the only candidate to build a nonprofit that created thousands of jobs in places from St. Louis to Baltimore,” Yang continued, “More than any other candidate, I know how to build a 21st century economy that rewrites the rules so they work for you.”
“The hard truth is we won’t beat Donald Trump with what’s coming out of Washington today — old ideas and angry rhetoric. Donald Trump is a symptom of a broken system. To defeat him, we need someone with experience tackling the economic challenges of our time. I’ve done that,” he concluded.