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

2020 Democratic hopeful Andrew Yang 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.

{mosads}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 Warren (D-Mass.), former Vice President Joe Biden and South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg 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.

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