Yang to MSNBC: Apologize 'on-air' for lack of speaking time during debate

2020 Democratic hopeful Andrew YangAndrew YangAndrew Yang: Calling coronavirus 'China virus' only used to incite 'hostility' Andrew Yang to launch issues-based podcast Majority of young Americans support universal basic income, public healthcare: poll MORE tweeted Saturday that he refuses to appear on MSNBC until the network apologizes "on-air" for the entrepreneur's lack of speaking time during this week's Democratic primary debate in Atlanta.

"Was asked to appear on @msnbc this weekend - and told them that I’d be happy to after they apologize on-air, discuss and include our campaign consistent with our polling, and allow surrogates from our campaign as they do other candidates,'" Yang tweeted.

"They think we need them. We don’t," he added.


Wednesday's debate was co-moderated by MSNBC and The Washington Post.

According to The New York Times, Yang spoke for six minutes and 48 seconds, the least of any candidate on the stage.

By comparison, Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenDemocrats seize on Trump's firing of intelligence community watchdog Biden says his administration could help grow 'bench' for Democrats Overnight Health Care: CDC recommends face coverings in public | Resistance to social distancing sparks new worries | Controversy over change of national stockpile definition | McConnell signals fourth coronavirus bill MORE (D-Mass.), former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSome Sanders top allies have urged him to withdraw from 2020 race: report Sunday shows preview: As coronavirus spreads in the U.S., officials from each sector of public life weigh in Trump defends firing of intel watchdog, calling him a 'disgrace' MORE and South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegButtigieg launches new PAC to aid down-ballot candidates HuffPost political reporter on why Bernie fell way behind Biden Economists fear slow pace of testing will prolong recession MORE all spoke for more than 12 minutes.

Yang's latest tweet comes after he initially knocked the network on Thursday with the phrase "#MSNBCFearsYang."

MSNBC didn't immediately respond to The Hill's request for comment.