Marianne Williamson says she supports Yang in Iowa caucuses

Marianne Williamson says she supports Yang in Iowa caucuses
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Former presidential candidate Marianne WilliamsonMarianne WilliamsonMarianne Williamson touts endorsements for progressive congressional candidates The Hill's 12:30 Report: Warren becomes latest 2020 rival to back Biden The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden looks to stretch lead in Tuesday contests MORE said she supports entrepreneur Andrew YangAndrew YangIs this the end of the 'college experience'? Biden campaign to take over 'Supernatural' star's Instagram for interview Hillicon Valley: Justice Department announces superseding indictment against WikiLeaks' Assange | Facebook ad boycott gains momentum | FBI sees spike in coronavirus-related cyber threats | Boston city government bans facial recognition technology MORE in the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses.

Williamson in a series of Instagram posts on Wednesday said she is backing Yang because of his “self-confidence, levity and positivity” in the hopes of getting him past the early primaries.

"I’m lending my support to Andrew in Iowa, hopefully to help him get past the early primaries & remind us not to take ourselves too seriously," she posted. "We need that this year."

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"Andrew’s personality is like a tuning fork realigning us with something we need to retrieve, taking us back to a more innocent time, making us remember to chuckle," she added.

She clarified that she was not endorsing anyone officially, while maintaining that the priority is to defeat President TrumpDonald John TrumpMark Kelly clinches Democratic Senate nod in Arizona Trump camp considering White House South Lawn for convention speech: reports Longtime Rep. Lacy Clay defeated in Missouri Democratic primary MORE's reelection bid. 

“We won’t beat Trump only on the issues; if that were the case, he wouldn’t be president today,” she wrote. “We will beat him by forging an emotional connection with the American people that is more compelling than his. Self-confidence, levity and positivity are exactly what America has lost and needs to regain.”

The self-help author also gave a nod to Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenTrump says government to review 5M Kodak loan deal Michelle Obama supporters urge Biden to pick former first lady as running mate On The Money: Unemployment debate sparks GOP divisions | Pandemic reveals flaws of unemployment insurance programs | Survey finds nearly one-third of rehired workers laid off again MORE (D-Mass.) and Bernie SandersBernie SandersLongtime Rep. Lacy Clay defeated in Missouri Democratic primary Hillicon Valley: NSA warns of new security threats | Teen accused of Twitter hack pleads not guilty | Experts warn of mail-in voting misinformation Schiff, Khanna call for free masks for all Americans in coronavirus aid package MORE (I-Vt.), but added they will “make it past Iowa and beyond” and “don’t need my help” right now. 

She said she could sense Warren’s “warmth and kindness” when she met her, but added that the Massachusetts senator "seems to be one of those women ... who are just too damned scared to show the world who we really are.”

“People do not just make an intellectual decision who they’ll vote for,” she wrote. “I hope Elizabeth will let the country see more of who she is, not just hear more of what she’d do.”

Williamson dropped out of the presidential race earlier this month saying her campaign would not be able to earn enough support “to elevate our conversation any more than it is now.”