John Leguizamo joins the 'Yang Gang'
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Actor John Leguizamo says he's "down for Yang Gang," endorsing 2020 White House hopeful Andrew YangAndrew YangEvelyn Yang pens children's book on sexual abuse, reveals she was sexually assaulted as a child Yang pitches plan to revive Broadway, live performances in New York Yang returns to campaign trail following kidney stone MORE.

The Democratic presidential candidate's campaign announced the "Latin History for Morons" star's support on Friday.

"Yang Gang is down for the Newyoricans, so I'm down for Yang Gang!" Leguizamo, 55, said in a statement. 


The former tech entrepreneur praised Leguizamo, who's of Puerto Rican descent and grew up in New York.

“John has brought Latino stories to the forefront, encouraging millions to be proud of their heritage," Yang said in his campaign's announcement touting Leguizamo's endorsement. "In the aftermath of the hurricane in Puerto Rico, John worked hard to make sure our fellow Americans were not forgotten. I’m proud that John is joining our cause, and I know we can achieve great things together on issues that we’re both passionate about."

Leguizamo has been an outspoken critic of President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump: McConnell 'helpless' to stop Biden from packing court Romney on NRSC awarding Trump: Not 'my preference' McConnell sidesteps Trump calling him 'dumb son of a b----' MORE.

"We're in dark times. We're in troubled times. And our lives are at stake," he said during a 2018 interview. "I just feel like Trump came out and instantly attacked Latin people. I felt attacked, I felt diminished, and I felt like I got to step up and speak out."

Yang has racked up a slew of celebrity supporters in recent weeks, with Dave Chappelle, Donald Glover and Ken Jeong all saying they're rooting on the 2020 candidate.