Yang likens Democratic debate to 'boring football game'

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew YangAndrew Yang2020 Democrats defend climate priorities in MSNBC forum Yang: 'Cancel culture' has become source of 'fear' for Americans Hundreds of thousands turn out in New York, other major cities for climate marches MORE took a shot at his Democratic rivals appearing in Tuesday night's primary debate, likening the event to a "boring football game."

"I’m sitting in a hotel room with my team.  It feels like we are about to watch the most boring football game in history," Yang tweeted moments before candidates faced off in the debate.

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His comments come as 10 candidates, including progressive Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenUnited Auto Workers strike against GM poised to head into eighth day Omar: Biden not the candidate to 'tackle a lot of the systematic challenges that we have' Seven takeaways from a busy Democratic presidential campaign weekend in Iowa MORE (D-Mass.) and Bernie SandersBernie SandersOmar: Biden not the candidate to 'tackle a lot of the systematic challenges that we have' Seven takeaways from a busy Democratic presidential campaign weekend in Iowa Democrats go all out to court young voters for 2020 MORE (I-Vt.), take the stage for the first night of the forum in Detroit.

Yang is slated to take the stage in Detroit on Wednesday night along with front-runner and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenUnited Auto Workers strike against GM poised to head into eighth day Trump doubles down on call to investigate Biden after whistleblower complaint: 'That's the real story' Omar: Biden not the candidate to 'tackle a lot of the systematic challenges that we have' MORE, Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisSeven takeaways from a busy Democratic presidential campaign weekend in Iowa Fracking ban could have unintended consequence of boosting coal Poll: Voters back Medicare expansion, keeping private insurance MORE (D-Calif.) and Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerSeven takeaways from a busy Democratic presidential campaign weekend in Iowa Iowa GOP swipes at 2020 Democrats' meat positions as candidates attend annual Steak Fry Booker aide sounds alarm about campaign's funding MORE (D-N.J.), among others.

The businessman was dealt a blow earlier on Tuesday when the Democratic National Committee indicated that Yang had not yet met the threshold for the fall debates despite his campaign saying Monday that he had qualified for the forums.