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, 2019
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
— Randy Carroll (@silksnare) September 11, 2019
— 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
Your guide to the 2020 Democrats: Who’s in, who’s out and WTF is going on anyway?
There's a frontrunner, who has led almost every national poll since last winter, allowing for a few outlier polls and a brief period around the end of the summer. There are three other leading contenders, two of whom have been near the top of the polls for months, while the third only recently emerged from the pack. There is a pack of dark-horse candidates, whose odds of being elected president now approach zero but who remain in the race for various reasons. There are some with no shot at all. There are two fringe candidates, likely using this campaign to explore career options. And there's a pair of billionaires who hope to buy their way to the presidency by spending alarming amounts of money on campaign ads. That probably won't work — but you might have heard the same thing about another billionaire in that other party, a few years back.
Trump fires back at Chris Wray after the FBI Director sharply breaks with the president on IG report
Donald Trump snarled at his own FBI director on Tuesday morning after the law enforcement official backed the so-called "Horowitz report" -- breaking ranks with the president and Attorney General Bill Barr.
Taking to Twitter, Trump wrote: "I don’t know what report current Director of the FBI Christopher Wray was reading, but it sure wasn’t the one given to me. With that kind of attitude, he will never be able to fix the FBI, which is badly broken despite having some of the greatest men & women working there!"
Morning Joe panel scorches Barr investigator Durham as a ‘PR hack for a failed reality TV show host’
An extensive segment on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Tuesday morning discussing Attorney General Bill Barr dismissing his own department's inspector general report showing no "Deep State" conspiracy against Donald Trump, turned to Barr's hand-selected investigator John Durham's intrusive statement late in the day.