Andrew Yang officially kicked-off his campaign to become the next Mayor of New York City this week; calling for “basic universal income” across all five boroughs.
“Former 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang on Thursday launched his New York City mayoral campaign — hoping to replace outgoing Bill de Blasio with an audacious pitch for a universal basic income as a headline policy,” reports Fox News.
I moved to New York City 25 years ago. I came of age, fell in love, and became a father here. Seeing our City in so much pain breaks my heart.
— Andrew Yang🧢🗽🇺🇸 (@AndrewYang) January 14, 2021
“I’m running for mayor for a very simple reason — I see a crisis and believe I can help,” he said.
“We need bold ideas and fresh ideas to revive our city,” he said. “We need to look forward and adapt to economic challenges of today and the future. We also need a city government focused on competence and delivering for our people every day,” he added.
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CIVICS 101: Andrew Yang Informs The View’s Joy Behar that AOC is Too Young to Be the President
Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang threw cold-water on Joy Behar’s belief that Joe Biden should pick Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as his Vice President should he win the nomination; pointing out she’s still too young to become the Commander-in-Chief.
“You need someone who can attract Latino voters and young people that Bernie’s attracting,” said Yang on ‘The View.’
“So, AOC would be a good choice, except that she’s a Bernie person,” Behar chimed-in.
“Well, the Constitution has a minimum age for the President, and it’s conceivable that the Vice President is going to be the President,” Yang fired-back.
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) March 5, 2020
Watch Behar’s comments above.
BAD MEMORY: Joe Biden Called William Barr ‘One of the Best’ Attorney Generals Back in 1995
Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden demanded William Barr resign from the Department of Justice in previous days following his handling of the Mueller report; conveniently forgetting his public praise of the Attorney General back in the 1990s.
According to CBS News, Biden applauded Barr’s time at the DOJ back in 1995; adding “you were one of the best I have ever worked with.”
“As I know you know, but others should know, too, I truly enjoyed working with you when you were attorney general,” Biden told Barr, who was President George H.W. Bush’s attorney general. “You were one of the best I have ever worked with, and there have been a lot of attorneys general since I have been here, and I mean that sincerely.”
— Bo Erickson CBS (@BoKnowsNews) May 2, 2019
Biden has apparently changed his mind; calling for the removal of Barr just weeks ago.
“Should AG Barr resign?” asked a reporter in Des Moines, Iowa.
“I think he’s lost the confidence of the American people. I think he should,” fired-back Biden.
Biden was mocked on both sides of the political aisle last weekend; with pundits pointing out his “lackluster” schedule and his ongoing “bromance” with Barack Obama.
“Joe Biden found himself mocked over the weekend for his corny effort to tie himself to former President Barack Obama, while also coming under criticism from other presidential candidates for skipping the biggest Iowa campaign event of the cycle so far,” reports Fox News.
Biden marked ‘Best Friends Day’ last Friday by posting a pair of “friendship bracelets” donning both their names.
“This is a joke, right?” asked former senior presidential advisor David Axelrod.
This is a joke, right?
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) June 9, 2019
“It turns out, the bracelet itself was: BuzzFeed produced a sympathetic and playful video in 2016 of Obama encouraging people to register to vote, showing the president jokingly making the bracelet,” adds Fox.
Nearly 20 Democratic candidates descended on Iowa over the weekend to speak at party fundraiser. Notably absent from the event? Joe Biden.
“When I saw the program for today, I thought the same thing you all did, which is this: Joe Biden must really not like to travel,” said entrepreneur Andrew Yang, a Democratic candidate.
Biden claims he skipped the event to attend the graduation of his granddaughter.
Jill & I were thrilled to be there today to watch our amazing granddaughter Maisy graduate. Maisy, you make us so proud & we can’t wait to see what you do next with your talent, smarts, dedication and kindness. The future is yours, and Nana & Pop will always be right behind you. pic.twitter.com/zj80Kee4l3
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) June 9, 2019
“Jill & I were thrilled to be there today to watch our amazing granddaughter Maisy graduate. Maisy, you make us so proud & we can’t wait to see what you do next with your talent, smarts, dedication and kindness. The future is yours, and Nana & Pop will always be right behind you,” posted the former VP on social media.