BUSINESSMAN Andrew Yang ended his long-shot presidential bid on Tuesday night as the results for the New Hampshire primary started coming in.
Early results from New Hampshire showed Yang trailing all of the other candidates.
“While there is great work left to be done, you know I am the math guy, and it is clear tonight from the numbers that we are not going to win this race,” Yang said in Manchester.
He added “I am not someone who wants to accept donations and support in a race that we will not win. And so, tonight I am announcing I am suspending my campaign for president.”
Yang said he did not make the decision lightly, and that he had every intention of staying in the race until the very end. But, he said, he was “persuaded that the message of this campaign will not be strengthened by my staying in this race any longer.”
Yang, a businessman, ran a campaign centered around his pledge of “universal basic income” which would give every American citizen $1,000 a month.