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 WilliamsonDemocrats: The road to kumbaya The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump, Pelosi take the gloves off; DNC wants Iowa recanvass Iowa and New Hampshire haters should think twice MORE said she supports entrepreneur Andrew YangAndrew YangTrump seeks split-screen moments in early primary states More accusers come forward after Evelyn Yang breaks silence on alleged assault by OBGYN Sanders leads Biden in latest Nevada poll 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."


"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 TrumpTrump administration eyes proposal to block jet engine sales to China: report Trump takes track to open Daytona 500 Brazile 'extremely dismayed' by Bloomberg record 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 Ann WarrenDemocrats redefine center as theirs collapses Massachusetts Democrats question deployment of Border Patrol teams to sanctuary cities Speculation swirls around whether Bloomberg will make Las Vegas debate stage MORE (D-Mass.) and Bernie SandersBernie SandersDemocrats redefine center as theirs collapses Speculation swirls around whether Bloomberg will make Las Vegas debate stage Pelosi: 'I'm not counting Joe Biden out' 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.”