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Friday, October 07, 2022

Andrew Yang Promotes Bipartisanship By Citing A Terrible Terrible President

Andrew Yang didn’t do so well as a presidential candidate, and he’s also not that hot on being a presidential historian.

The former Democratic presidential candidate wrote a tweet on Monday that he would have assumed would be the ticket to propelling a largely polarized nation to unity.

Sadly for Yang, the only unity he inspired was the unified ridicule on social media, the example he chose to represent his dream of bipartisanship.

“Lincoln won the four-way race for president on the brand new Republican ticket in 1860 with 39.8%,” he wrote. “He took on a Democrat, Andrew Johnson, as his running mate in 1864.”

Clearly, Yang didn’t know or care that Johnson was a terrible example of promoting a bipartisan government because he has long been cited by historians as a leading contender for the worst president ever.

Despite being against segregation, owned by enslaved people and against allowing black Americans to vote, he wrote, “This is a country for white people, and by God, as long as I am president, This will be a government for the white people.”

Oh, and he was the first president to be impeached.

Naturally, Twitter users felt obliged to fill in the blanks for Yang.

On Tuesday, Yang attempted to double down by suggesting that just because the example he used to support his idea was terrible, it didn’t mean it was a bad idea.

But it didn’t go so well for him either.

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