In an interview with “CBS This Morning” co-host Anthony Mason, presidential candidate Andrew Yang said he has what it will take to beat his fellow Democrats, and eventually, President Trump. Yang is one of the ten candidates who qualified for the third presidential debate next week, hosted by ABC News and Univision.
ANTHONY MASON, CBS NEWS: Polls show that most Democratic voters, and Democratic-leaning independents – two thirds – the main thing they want in a candidate is someone who can beat Donald Trump.
ANDREW YANG: Yep. I'm one of only two candidates in the field that 10% or more of Donald Trump voters say that they would support.
MASON: Why is that?
YANG: It's because I'm focused on solving the problems that they see around them every day. And I'm laser-focused on trying to make their lives better. That's why I'm getting thousands of Trump voters as well as Independents and Libertarians and Democrats and progressives. If I'm the Democratic nominee, we win. That's the math.
MASON: But that's Joe Biden's argument, too.
YANG: Oh, that's one reason why he's leading in the polls, and that's one reason you'll see me leading in the polls before too long.
MASON: You think you can beat Joe Biden?
YANG: I think I will be the Democratic nominee. If you listen to Joe talk about it, his main argument is that his election is going to be a restoration of the Obama-Biden administration, in essence, which is a move, literally, backwards in time. And so to me, saying that we can somehow erase not just Donald Trump's presidency, but all of the reasons why people voted for Donald Trump, to me is not correct.
I mean, these things have happened, and we're going to have to address them. We're going to have to solve the problems that got Donald Trump elected, one, if we're gonna win, and two, if we're gonna move the country forward.