Yang to MSNBC: Apologize 'on-air' for lack of speaking time during debate

2020 Democratic hopeful Andrew YangAndrew YangGeorge Floyd protests show corporations must support racial and economic equality Andrew Yang discusses his universal basic income pilot program Andrew Yang on the George Floyd protests in Minneapolis MORE tweeted Saturday that he refuses to appear on MSNBC until the network apologizes “on-air” for the entrepreneur’s lack of speaking time during this week’s Democratic primary debate in Atlanta.

“Was asked to appear on @msnbc this weekend – and told them that I’d be happy to after they apologize on-air, discuss and include our campaign consistent with our polling, and allow surrogates from our campaign as they do other candidates,'” Yang tweeted.

“They think we need them. We don’t,” he added.


Wednesday’s debate was co-moderated by MSNBC and The Washington Post.

According to The New York Times, Yang spoke for six minutes and 48 seconds, the least of any candidate on the stage.

By comparison, Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Joint Chiefs chairman says he regrets participating in Trump photo-op | GOP senators back Joint Chiefs chairman who voiced regret over Trump photo-op | Senate panel approves 0B defense policy bill Trump on collision course with Congress over bases with Confederate names MORE (D-Mass.), former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook MORE and South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegScaled-back Pride Month poses challenges for fundraising, outreach Biden hopes to pick VP by Aug. 1 It’s as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process MORE all spoke for more than 12 minutes.

Yang’s latest tweet comes after he initially knocked the network on Thursday with the phrase “#MSNBCFearsYang.”

MSNBC didn’t immediately respond to The Hill’s request for comment.

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