Andrew Yang hints at another run at the presidency as he posts a picture of a 2024 sticker and writes ‘we’ll be back’ on Twitter
- Andrew Yang officially dropped out as a US Democratic hopeful on 11 February
- As he halted his campaign, the #YangGang called on him to run again in 2024
- Twitter users expressed support for the entrepreneur’s four-year-plan
Andrew Yang has hinted at another run for the presidency after posting a picture of a 2024 sticker and writes ‘we’ll be back’ on Twitter today.
The presidential hopeful officially dropped out of the Decmocrat race on 11 February to calls of his loyal crowd chanting ‘2024!’.
While Yang never pulled himself out of the single digits in national polls, he attracted hoards of internet-savvy young supporters who called themselves the #YangGang.
After giving his fans a tease of his future plans today, many of the #YangGang responded to show their support, altering his 2020 campaign merchandise or remodeling it altogether.
On Twitter today, Andrew Yang, prior Democrat candidacy hopeful, posted a pictured of a 2020 sticker altered to show 2024
In this 7 February, 2020, photo, Democratic presidential candidate entrepreneur Andrew Yang speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H
Nate @SoCalYangGang posted a picture of a Yang 2020 bumper sticker with a four scribbled over the zero.
‘Like you didn’t do this lol,’ he said.
Dani Leis used a different tact and Photoshopped Yang’s current banner to give it a makeover.
Many of the #YangGang responded to show their support today, altering the entrepreneur’s 2020 campaign merchandise or remodeling it altogether
Michael Leach drew for an A-Team GIF to pledge his support to Yang, who has now been employed as a political commentator for CNN.
‘I pity the fool that isn’t on board with this,’ Leach tweeted.
Noodylord followed a similar route, showing characters from the Simpsons in a group hug scenario, with ‘YANG-GANG LOVE’ bannered across the bottom of the image.
The entrepreneur made the centerpiece of his campaign the quest to get Americans a ‘universal basic income,’ which Yang dubbed his ‘freedom dividend.’
The idea was to give Americans an income of $1,000 a month to which they could do with it whatever they wanted.
Yang broke barriers as the first formidable Asian-American presidential candidate.
And for two debates – in December and February – he was the only person of color onstage.
Yang also got the attention from a number of celebrities.
He got the endorsement of edgy comedian Dave Chappelle, who brought Yang onstage at an event at the University of Iowa last month and hosted two comedy shows in South Carolina for the candidate earlier this month.
In Los Angeles he raised funds by selling campaign merchandise – like hoodies and T-shirts – that was a design collaboration with Childish Gambino.
Taking inspiration from the company Supreme, Yang’s campaign set a pop-up shop in Los Angeles letting several supporters in at a time, which created lines stretching blocks away and viral attention for Yang’s candidacy.
The #YangGang ultimately showed they were behind the entrepreneur’s plan to run again in 2024.
Dr. Phil Batman said: ‘It’s gonna happen. You WILL be our first Asian president.’
Yang announced he was suspending his campaign as the results of the New Hampshire primary trickled in, putting him in eighth place in the Granite State.
Minutes after Yang gave his final campaign speech, Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado announced he was dropping out of the race too, becoming the 20th Democrat to do so.
In the days leading up to the New Hampshire primary Yang hinted that he might have to drop out soon – as he needed funds and more substantial support to carry on.