Yang says Trump is a white supremacist

Yang says Trump is a white supremacist
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Andrew YangAndrew YangNew poll catapults Buttigieg to frontrunner position in Iowa Growing 2020 field underscores Democratic divide Saagar Enjeti: Yang's plan to regulate big tech misses the mark MORE became the latest Democratic presidential candidate to say that he believes President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump reversed course on flavored e-cigarette ban over fear of job losses: report Trump to award National Medal of Arts to actor Jon Voight Sondland notified Trump officials of investigation push ahead of Ukraine call: report MORE is a white supremacist, saying in a CNN interview that "you have no choice but to say that's what he is" given his statements. 

“The president’s actions and words have conveyed a very strong sense to many, many Americans that he has white supremacist beliefs,” Yang said. 

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Asked if he would call Trump a white supremacist, Yang replied, "If someone acts and speaks in a certain way, then you have no choice but to say that’s what he is."

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenBiden says he won't legalize marijuana because it may be a 'gateway drug' Democrats seize on report of FedEx's Elizabeth Warren tax bill to slam Trump's tax plan Warren 'fully committed' to 'Medicare for All' MORE (D-Mass.) and former Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeDeval Patrick enters 2020 race O'Rourke says he 'absolutely' plans to stay in politics Krystal Ball: Buttigieg is 'the boomer candidate' MORE (D-Texas) have both described Trump as a white supremacist in recent days.

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSondland notified Trump officials of investigation push ahead of Ukraine call: report Biden says he won't legalize marijuana because it may be a 'gateway drug' Impeachment hearings don't move needle with Senate GOP MORE, the front-runner for the Democratic nomination, stopped just short, stating that Trump is "encouraging" white supremacists with his rhetoric.

Trump on Monday condemned white supremacy in remarks from the White House days after 22 people were killed in a shooting in El Paso, Texas, that authorities said was motivated by racism. 

The shooter allegedly posted a manifesto that warned of a “Hispanic invasion.”

The incident has brought renewed scrutiny to the president's rhetoric given his own talk of an "invasion" by immigrants, but Trump has rejected the criticism. 

Yang is among two dozen candidates running for the Democratic nomination in 2020. The tech entrepreneur has gained attention for backing a universal basic income.