Intrigue builds over Yang debate promise

Intrigue builds over Yang debate promise
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Presidential candidate Andrew YangAndrew YangHarris posts video asking baby if she'll run for president one day Krystal Ball: What Harris's exit means for the other 2020 candidates The Hill's 12:30 Report: Impeachment fight shifts to House Judiciary MORE promised he will do something "big" and "unprecedented" while on the debate stage Thursday. 

A senior campaign official told NBC News that the Democratic presidential candidate has a surprise planned for the debate but would not reveal what it was.

Yang will take the stage along with nine other candidates, including former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenGabbard moves to New Hampshire ahead of primary Biden hammers Trump over video of world leaders mocking him Trump's legal team huddles with Senate Republicans MORE, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersGabbard moves to New Hampshire ahead of primary Sanders to join youth climate strikers in Iowa Saagar Enjeti unpacks why Kamala Harris's campaign didn't work MORE (I-Vt.) and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenGabbard moves to New Hampshire ahead of primary LGBTQ advocates slam Buttigieg for past history with Salvation Army Saagar Enjeti unpacks why Kamala Harris's campaign didn't work MORE (D-Mass.) who have been leading the polls.

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The businessman has been joining the fun on Twitter as people speculate what the candidate is up to, hinting about wearing crowdsurfing sandals and tweeting that "ninja-style headwear makes everything cooler."

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He also replied on Twitter to a statement from Trevor NoahTrevor NoahTrevor Noah jokingly asks Hillary Clinton, 'How did you kill Jeffrey Epstein?' Donald Trump Jr. hits back at critics over hypocrisy claims 'Daily Show' hotline offering 'perfect call' with Trump gets more than 35K callers in less than a day MORE in a "The Daily Show" video, where the comedian said Yang will "have to keep escalating your stunts."

Yang responded, "Don't worry @Trevornoah, we've got something big in store! @TheDailyShow #StayTuned #DemDebate."

The promise has sparked a wide variety of theories on what the surprise could be.

A spokesman from the Yang campaign confirmed the announcement will be in the opener.

Yang has been receiving increased attention and higher polling numbers in the past week. He also said earlier this week that he would "school" President TrumpDonald John TrumpStates slashed 4,400 environmental agency jobs in past decade: study Biden hammers Trump over video of world leaders mocking him Iran building hidden arsenal of short-range ballistic missiles in Iraq: report MORE in a one-on-one basketball game.