There is no question that there were a lot of interesting characters in the race for the Democratic nomination in the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. This would include one American entrepreneur, that of Andrew Yang. Fast forward to a year after the election, and he is now launching his own political party and he appeared on Fox News’ the Tucker Carlson show in an effort to reach out to people across every aspect of the political spectrum. Well, needless to say, CNN’s Jim Acosta feels pretty outraged that Yang would decide to appear on Fox.
“Tucker Carlson, I mean, let’s just say he’s just a bad person, and he represents so much of what is wrong in television news these days,” Acosta told Yang during an interview on Saturday. “You know this all too well: He spouts off white nationalist talking points. So why would you even go on his show?”
Yang explained to this activist television host that one of the main reasons why he did this is because he wants to “take the temperature of the country down” and one of the best ways to do that would be to reach out to people that one doesn’t always necessarily agree with.
“The goal is to have Republicans who are discontent to channel their discontent in a positive way, and right now, in my view, it’s not going in a positive direction,” Yang said. “I’d like to help change that.”
Acosta replied by asking, “And you think you can bring some of Tucker’s viewers into the Forward Party? I mean, is that what you were trying to do there?”
Yang noted that the conservative father of one of his longtime volunteers had already expressed interest in the formation of his new party after he saw the initial interview. Yang added that this nation is “teetering toward some version of a new civil war and political violence.”
“Unfortunately, incentives are going to make that more likely, not less likely, over time, unless we have a dramatic shift in dynamic. And that’s what I’m trying to provide with the Forward Party. It’s going to involve reaching out to Americans of every political alignment,” Yang stated.
I’ll give him credit for having his heart in the right place, but really the best solution for some of these individuals would be to simply realize that the Democrats are no longer the party of JFK, but the party of Lenin, Trotsky and Marx instead.