On Tuesday, a new poll of New Hampshire released by Emerson College shone a spotlight on an unlikely Democratic candidate: Andrew Yang, an investor and former adviser to President Barack Obama, led President Donald Trump by 8 points.
The development took off on social media, where Yang’s proposal of universal basic income has gained him a cult following. Commenters tweeted #YangBeatsTrump, both celebrating their candidate and mocking Trump:
#YangBeatsTrump which is why Donald is afraid to tweet about him.
“The only thing I worry about is that some total unknown that nobody’s ever heard of comes along” Donald Trump at a rally.
— Andrew Yang Fan Page (@AndrewYangFanP1) September 10, 2019ADVERTISEMENT
Not only can he surf crowds, he can win their votes, too.
— Scott Sanchez (@scottsanchez) September 10, 2019
— YG 1000🧢 (@yaanggaang) September 10, 2019
— Lindsay Jones (@IAmLindsayJones) September 10, 2019
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— Rachel Herrera-YangGang 💰🦅🌈 (@RachelAHerrera4) September 10, 2019
How ironic that the media you hate so much is doing what it can to keep people from knowing about the candidate that will beat you to become the 46th POTUS.#YangBeatsTrump
MATH > MAGAhttps://t.co/QcCyJZWekz
— Scott Santens (@scottsantens) September 10, 2019
Saudi Arabia races to restore oil supply — drone strike blamed on Iran
Saudi Arabia raced on Sunday to restart operations at oil plants hit by drone attacks which slashed its production by half, as Iran dismissed US claims it was behind the assault.
The Tehran-backed Huthi rebels in neighbouring Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition is bogged down in a five-year war, claimed Saturday's strikes on two plants owned by state energy giant Aramco.
But US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pointed the finger squarely at Tehran, saying there was no evidence the "unprecedented attack on the world's energy supply" was launched from Yemen.
"The United States will work with our partners and allies to ensure that energy markets remain well supplied and Iran is held accountable for its aggression," the top US diplomat added.
Trump flip-flops on meeting with Iran with ‘no preconditions’– then blames it on the media
President Donald Trump went off on the "fake news media" yet again, after his own appointees announced he was willing to meet with Iran.
"The Fake News is saying that I am willing to meet with Iran, 'No Conditions.' That is an incorrect statement (as usual!)," Trump tweeted.
In an odd twist, Trump announced just three months ago he'd be willing to meet with no preconditions.
“Not as far as I’m concerned – no preconditions,” the president said in a Meet the Press interview. At another point in the interview, he also said: “I think they want to make a deal. And my deal is nuclear.”
Internet fears Trump’s ‘locked and loaded’ tweet about oil field bomb means he’s gearing up for war with Iran
the largest U.S. oil producer can be brought to its knees with a drone carrying a bomb. President Donald Trump responded to intelligence that the drone didn't originate in Yemen, but rather from Iraq or Iran, by saying he was "locked and loaded."
"Saudi Arabia oil supply was attacked. There is reason to believe that we know the culprit, are locked and loaded depending on verification, but are waiting to hear from the Kingdom as to who they believe was the cause of this attack, and under what terms we would proceed!" Trump tweeted Sunday.