Andrew Yang slams Democrats over Trump impeachment: During the PBS News Hour and Politico hosted Democrat primary presidential debate on Thursday, American entrepreneur, philanthropist, lawyer, and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang said Democrats shouldn’t be obsessed over the impeachment of President Donald Trump. PBS News Hour and Politico hosted the 6th Democratic debate in Los Angeles’ Loyola Marymount University on Thursday, December 19, 2019. Apart from Yang, former Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Amy Klobuchar, Senator Bernie Sanders, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Tom Steyer, and Senator Elizabeth Warren also featured in the debate.
Taking part in the debate, Yang adviced the Democrats to focus on the bleeding and outsourcing of manufacturing jobs across America. At the same time, the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate criticised the media and the Democratic Party establishment for highlighting the Trump-Russia collusion issue only.
Yang, who uses his campaign to promote Universal Basic Income, said the following things:
- Americans don’t trust the media networks because they are presenting confusing news reports on the impeachment of US President Donald Trump.
- In the first place, most of the media houses have failed to tell Americans why Trump became the president of the country
- You would be forced to believe that Trump is the president of the country because of the combination of key issues like Russia, racism, Facebook, Hillary Clinton, and emails
- America is acting like Donald Trump because they blasted away 4 million manufacturing jobs that were primarily based in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Missouri.
- In Iowa, more than 40,000 manufacturing jobs were blasted.
- Yang blamed the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and China’s entering the World Trade Organization (WTO) for job losses in America. He said about five million American manufacturing jobs and 50,000 US manufacturing plants have been since 1994.
Forget job creation, the free trade advocates are silent on why America is losing thousands of jobs directly due to NAFTA every year. Former Vice President Joe Biden’s tall claim regarding the creation of a million US manufacturing jobs in the first five years has also fallen flat.