If you leave men alone too long ‘we become MORONS’ says 2020 Democrat Andrew Yang as he says American needs more women in charge (but he should still be president)
- Democratic 2020 candidate Andrew Yang took a dig at his own gender during Thursday night’s debate in Los Angeles
- ‘The fact is if you get too many men alone and leave us alone for a while we kind of become morons,’ he said when talking about sexism
- Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren and Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar were the only two women on stage of the seven qualifying candidates
Andrew Yang said during Thursday night’s debate that if men are left to their own devices to lead without female influence they will become ‘morons.’
The tech entrepreneur brought the conversation back to gender issues when a moderator at the sixth Democratic primary debate asked him if he would remedy the situation for children brought to American by illegal immigrant parents in his first 100 days should he become president.
‘I just want to return to this conversation because I think it’s core. Our country is deeply misogynist, and most all of us know that,’ Yang said. ‘Money and men are tied together.’
‘The fact is strong societies would elect more female leaders. Strong men treat women well for the same reasons,’ hne continued. ‘I’m on the record saying that you need both strong men and female leaders in government because the fact is if you get too many men alone and leave us alone for a while we kind of become morons.’
Democratic 2020 candidate Andrew Yang took a dig at his own gender during Thursday night’s debate in Los Angeles. ‘The fact is if you get too many men alone and leave us alone for a while we kind of become morons,’ he said
Of the seven candidates who qualified to take stage Thursday night at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California, only two were women –progressive Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren and Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar.
‘[I]t’s related to our campaign finance rules because right now the fact is we work in a fundamentally anti-woman marketplace. And that includes the marketplace for politicians,’ Yang said of sexism.
The seven candidates made the case for why they should become president in the three-hour long debate sponsored by Politico and PBS News Thursday, but Yang appeared to argue against electing a man – despite being a man.
The moderators attempted to bring the conversation back to immigration and what Yang would do if he became president about so-called Dreamers whose citizenship status is in limbo.
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren (left) and Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar (right) were the only two women on stage of the seven qualifying candidates Thursday
‘I’m the son of immigrants myself, and I know that dreamers are essentially Americans in everything but this legal classification,’ Yang, the only minority candidate on stage Thursday night, said.
Yang is known for several of his stunts and his relatability as one of the only political outsiders running in the steadily dwindling field.
The Asian-American candidate doesn’t wear ties to the debates and dons his button down with the top button undone – he also wore a ‘MATH’ lapel pin, playing off of his claim that he’s the opposite of Donald Trump because he’s an ‘Asian man who likes math.’
The candidate has also crowd surfed and challenged Republican Senator Ted Cruz to a one-on-one basketball game for charity.