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
Brian Williams compares Corey Lewandowski’s opening statement to the North Korean news lady
MSNBC host Brian Williams on Tuesday noted the similarities between former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and North Korean news anchor Ri Chun Hee.
"Corey Lewandowski, the former Trump campaign manager who is now considering a Senate run in New Hampshire, testified before the House Judiciary Committee today," Williams reported. "It is likely his North Korean anchorwoman-quality opening remarks were meant were one viewer (Donald Trump)."
Ri, who has earned the nickname "Pink Lady," is known for her enthusiastic reading of government-approved news.
Watch the video below from MSNBC.
‘Train-wreck of a witness’: Analysts nail ‘obstructive’ Corey Lewandowski for proving the Democrats’ case
Political commentator Catherine Rampell disagreed with New York Times columnist Frank Bruni that the Democrats faltered during the hearing with Corey Lewandowski Tuesday. Former state and federal prosecutor Elie Honig called Lewandowski a "train-wreck of a witness."
She explained that Democrats had an extremely low bar: they had to prove Trump obstructed justice and that Corey Lewandowski gave one of the examples of such obstructions. In that sense, Rampell said they accomplished their goals.
"I don’t think this was a great day for Corey Lewandowski," she began. "This is a guy who went on TV and announced to the world -- apparently at the same time he is also trying to fundraise for Senate -- that he lies most of the time. Except when he's under oath."
WATCH: Ana Navarro keeps shouting down Trump booster — even as CNN host cuts to commercial
President Donald Trump cheered on his top Hispanic advisor Steve Cortes, who appeared before a New Mexico audience. Trump asked Cortes which he loved more, Hispanics or America, which prompted CNN's Ana Navarro to blast the president for racism. Meanwhile, Trump's latest CNN shill cried "political correctness."
"Look, I suspect he didn't want to offend Steve Cortes and I suspect Steve Cortes was not offended," Navarro said. "But really what a stupid thing to say. Right? To somehow ask the question about whether you love the country more than you love Hispanics -- they are one and the same."