Andrew Yang, entrepreneur and former Democratic presidential candidate, told MSNBC on Wednesday that he plans to seek more “executive roles” in the future, following the end of his presidential bid.
“Obviously right now we’re still taking some time to reflect, but I’m a young man," Yang said on MSNBC’s "Morning Joe" the day after a poor showing in the New Hampshire primary prompted him to drop out of the race. "You know, we’re just getting started. The problems that animated this campaign are just going to grow and get more serious, and we’re going to keep working to solve them.”
When asked about a comment made by a senior adviser to former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg that Yang “would make a very interesting candidate” for Bloomberg’s old post, Yang said “it’s incredibly flattering to be thought of in that role.”
He added, “You know, I am a New Yorker, and I think that Mike Bloomberg did a great job as mayor, so he would know. We haven’t ruled anything out at this point. I will say I’m more attracted to executive roles than legislative ones because I think you can get more done. You can get your hands dirtier and actually roll up your sleeves.”
In a separate interview with CNN on Wednesday, Yang said he “would certainly be honored to serve as someone’s running mate. If I can solve these problems as someone’s vice president, a member of an administration, we just need to start solving these problems for the next generation, and I’m happy to do my part. I’m also happy to do my part to campaign for the nominee and beat [President] Donald Trump in the fall.”
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