Yang says Trump is a white supremacist

Yang says Trump is a white supremacist
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Andrew YangAndrew YangCastro qualifies for next Democratic primary debates Eight Democratic presidential hopefuls to appear in CNN climate town hall Biden, Buttigieg bypassing Democratic delegate meeting: report MORE became the latest Democratic presidential candidate to say that he believes President TrumpDonald John TrumpFacebook releases audit on conservative bias claims Harry Reid: 'Decriminalizing border crossings is not something that should be at the top of the list' Recessions happen when presidents overlook key problems 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 WarrenHarry Reid: 'Decriminalizing border crossings is not something that should be at the top of the list' Warren offers plan to repeal 1994 crime law authored by Biden Panel: Jill Biden's campaign message MORE (D-Mass.) and former Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeCastro qualifies for next Democratic primary debates 2020 Democrats react to NYPD firing of officer in Garner case: 'Finally' Eight Democratic presidential hopefuls to appear in CNN climate town hall MORE (D-Texas) have both described Trump as a white supremacist in recent days.

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHarry Reid: 'Decriminalizing border crossings is not something that should be at the top of the list' Warren offers plan to repeal 1994 crime law authored by Biden Panel: Jill Biden's campaign message 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.