Democratic presidential long shot Andrew Yang agreed on Twitter to be interviewed by conservative radio host Ben Shapiro on Wednesday about Yang's stance against circumcision.
.@benshapiro would be happy to have a convo - my team will follow up.— Andrew Yang (@AndrewYang) March 20, 2019
Terrific! Look forward to it.— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) March 20, 2019
The invitation from Shapiro to Yang, an entrepreneur jumping into the political ring with the hope of ultimately taking on President TrumpDonald TrumpGraham says he hopes that Trump runs again Trump says Stacey Abrams 'might be better than existing governor' Kemp Executive privilege fight poses hurdles for Trump MORE, comes after Yang told the Daily Beast in an interview published earlier this week that circumcision of babies is "sort of pushed on parents in many situations."
Yang added that he agreed with "intactivists," who are against snipping the foreskin of male babies.
"I'm highly aligned with the intactivists. History will prove them even more correct," he told Daily Beast.
"From what I’ve seen, the evidence on it being a positive health choice for the infant is quite shaky," he added.
Yang, 44, said he wants to “inform parents that it is entirely up to them whether their infant gets circumcised, and that there are costs and benefits either way," while not supporting a ban on the practice.
Yang is the son of immigrants from Taiwan and the founder of Venture for America, a nonprofit organization that assists entrepreneurs create jobs in large urban areas.
Shapiro is a nationally-syndicated radio talk show host and author. His latest book, "The Right Side of History," hit #1 on the New York Times best-seller list this week.