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WATCH: Jim Acosta Slams Newly Independent Andrew Yang For Going on Tucker Carlson’s Show

During the 2020 Democratic primary season, Andrew Yang caught fire. Despite being a political novice, a number of Yang’s ideas resonated with voters. In the end, though, Joe Biden easily secured the Democratic nomination.

MIAMI, FLORIDA – JUNE 27: Democratic presidential candidate former tech executive Andrew Yang speaks during the second night of the first Democratic presidential debate on June 27, 2019 in Miami, Florida. A field of 20 Democratic presidential candidates was split into two groups of 10 for the first debate of the 2020 election, taking place over two nights at Knight Concert Hall of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, hosted by NBC News, MSNBC, and Telemundo. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Yang next tried to become the next Mayor of New York City. And he pulled out all the stops including going on Tucker Carlson’s show. During a weekend appearance on CNN, Jim Acosta ripped Yang for appearing with the controversial Fox host.

The CNN host queried, “I mean, Andrew, I just have to ask, I mean, Tucker Carlson, I mean, I mean, let’s just say he’s just a bad person, and he represents so much of what is wrong on, in television news these days. You know this all too well. He spouts off white nationalist talking points. And so why? Why would you even go on his show, and why didn’t you go after him when he’s citing the Unabomber and talking, I mean, just crazy stuff?”

Yang responded, “One of the things we have to do, Jim, is try and take the temperature of the country down, and the only way to do that is to reach out to people where they are.”

Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of CNN:



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