Presidential hopeful Andrew Yang has come under fire with sarcastic replies to a tweet he posted Monday evening.
My father has a PhD in Physics. I believe in science.— Andrew Yang (@AndrewYang) March 19, 2019
What was supposed to inspire confidence in his potential voters, instead was met with scorn from several users. Climate change blogger Steve Goddard currently has the top comment, defacing Yang's use of a mostly religious word.
So does mine. I study and examine science, not "believe" in it. Scientists are wrong about things all the time, and always have been.— Steve Goddard (@SteveSGoddard) March 19, 2019
Chuckie Finks had one of the better comebacks, taking a dig at leftism in general rather than Yang himself.
So, two sexes then. I too believe in science.— Chuckie Finks USA (@seapad4) March 19, 2019
Others decided to play with the statement rather than turning it into a deconstruction.
My kindergarten friend fell out of a tree and broke his arm.— furious_pounces_a (@furious_a) March 19, 2019
I believe in gravity.
My father was a tailor ... sewed my new blue jeans.— Peter Roff (@PeterRoff) March 19, 2019
My grandfather was a plumber. I believe in flushing.— ?? Son of Dad ?? (@PjCusmano) March 19, 2019
My father was in real estate. I believe in non-sequiturs.— Alec McElroy (@alecmcelroy) March 19, 2019
Yang is one of the perspective candidates for the Democrats' run in 2020. He is in support of giving a $1000/month "Freedom Dividend" to all U.S. citizens over the age of 18. This would be a form of universal basic income. His campaign slogan is "Humanity First," calling attention to his belief that automation in many key industries is one of the biggest threats facing the U.S. workforce. As of March of 2019, he has received donations from 65,000 donors from at least 20 U.S. states.