Yang slams lack of speaking time during debate

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Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang knocked MSNBC for what he said was a lack of speaking time at the latest Democratic debate this week.

“#MSNBCFearsYang because we can turn seconds into substance,” Yang asserted in a tweet Thursday night along with the hashtag “YangGang.”

He included a video highlighting some of his comments during the event Wednesday night in Atlanta — the fifth debate of the race so far this year.

“Don’t worry MSNBC this isn’t the end,” one of the video’s captions reads, followed by a clip of him saying he misses “CNN moderating these debates.”

Much of the speaking time at Wednesday’s debate was dedicated to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D) and former Vice President Joe Biden, three of the front-runners in the primary race.

Yang, an entrepreneur, did not have a question to answer until 32 minutes into the debate, and had the shortest amount of speaking time of all 10 candidates at 6 minutes and 43 seconds, according to a CNN tally

While Yang has stagnated in the middle of most national and early state polls, he has consistently scored higher than several establishment candidates, including senators and governors.

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