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 WilliamsonSusan Sarandon and Marianne Williamson call for justice in Steven Donziger case Marianne Williamson: Refusal to hike minimum wage is part of 'rigged economy' Rush Limbaugh dead at 70 MORE said she supports entrepreneur Andrew YangAndrew YangThe Memo: The center strikes back Yang, Garcia campaign together three days before NYC mayoral primary Adams, Wiley lead field in NYC mayoral primary: 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 TrumpMaria Bartiromo defends reporting: 'Keep trashing me, I'll keep telling the truth' The Memo: The center strikes back Republicans eye Nashville crack-up to gain House seat 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 WarrenThe Memo: The center strikes back Centrists gain foothold in infrastructure talks; cyber attacks at center of Biden-Putin meeting Democrats have turned solidly against gas tax MORE (D-Mass.) and Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Memo: The center strikes back Sanders against infrastructure deal with more gas taxes, electric vehicle fees Sunday shows - Voting rights, infrastructure in the spotlight 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.”