Yang, Buttigieg Spar Over Trump and America’s Problems

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Last night, Democrat candidates gathered in New Hampshire in order to debate one another. Friday’s debate marked the first gathering since the disastrous Iowa incident where Democrats absolutely botched their own caucus; as it stands right now, they still lack concrete and uncontested results of which candidate actually won the caucus. Go figure.

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On the debate stage, Democrats Andrew Yang and Pete Buttigieg sparred with one another. To be precise, Yang challenged the former South Bend mayor on the assertion that President Trump bears full responsibility for the issues that America faces.

The tech entrepreneur directly called out Buttigieg, stating that the aforementioned assertion is wrong and furthermore does a disservice to Democrats, as documented by The Daily Caller News Foundation.

Yang vs. Buttigieg on Donald Trump

The former South Bend mayor has a tendency to point fingers at the president when he believes it’ll be politically advantageous to him.

Since the inception of Buttigieg’s campaign, he’s attempted to position himself as a moderate candidate with the ability to reach across the aisle and unify the Democrat Party. Anyone who is even vaguely familiar with political strategies will understand that this is merely a ploy for Buttigieg to convince enough folks that he should win his party’s nomination.

However, last night, Yang challenged Buttigieg’s frequent talking points which assert President Trump as the big, bad boogeyman. Instead, the entrepreneur pivoted, stating that Trump isn’t “the cause of all of our problems” and that Democrats are “making a mistake” by pretending otherwise. Yang additionally stated that Buttigieg is “missing the lesson” of Trump’s “victory.”

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To further solidify his point, Yang continued, declaring that the president won swing states like Ohio and Iowa in 2016 due to the major loss of manufacturing jobs. The 2020 Democrat then noted similar patterns which are presently taking place in New Hampshire.

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Throughout his candidacy for president, Yang has remained consistent in his belief that Democrats are incorrectly approaching their attitude towards President Trump. The tech entrepreneur also maintains that Democrats should be willing to make more appearances on Fox News and connect with Americans who are not left-leaning or Democrat-affiliated.

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