Others were busy talking about impeachment, billionaires and wine caves, Yang talked about why Trump won in the first place.
No, Yang didn’t blame Macedonian content farmers.
Or the sun being in her eyes.
Or any of a thousand other excuses offered up for why Trump ‘really’ won the Presidency.
It’s clear why Americans can’t agree on impeachment. We’re getting our news from different sources, and it’s making it hard for us to agree on even basic facts. Congressional approval rating, last I checked, was something like 17 percent, and Americans don’t trust the media networks to tell them the truth.
The media networks didn’t do us any favors by missing the reason why Donald Trump became our president in the first place. If you turn on cable network news today, you would think he’s our president because of some combination of Russia, racism, Facebook, Hillary Clinton, and emails all mixed together. But Americans around the country know different.
Yang said Americans voted for Trump because they were tired of mainstream candidates promising everything and delivering nothing. Specifically, Yang cited the rise of automation that caused farmers and manufacturers to vote against Democrats in favor of a candidate that spoke to those workers’ concerns.
“We blasted away 4 million manufacturing jobs that were primarily based in Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Missouri,” Yang said.
(Guess how many of those states voted for Hillary?)
As another outlet observed:
Only businessman Andrew Yang gave an explanation for why impeachment hasn’t changed minds. “We have to stop being obsessed about impeachment, which strikes many Americans like a ball game where you know what the score will be.”
Instead, Yang said, the party has to grapple with the issues that got Trump elected — the loss of good jobs. — Boston