Andrew Yang is not your conventional presidential candidate, which is a large part of why the former tech executive who built his campaign around a promise to give every American $1,000 a month has been able to maintain momentum, keep raising money, and find himself polling better than all but a handful of Democratic 2020 contenders.
So while lower-polling candidates are dropping out of the race, Yang is gearing up for primary season. On Tuesday, he opened a new office in Manchester, New Hampshire, which will hold its primary on February 11th. “We’re growing and growing. We’re in a peak at the right time,” Yang said. “When other campaigns are scaling back and shrinking, we are hiring and expanding.”
Yang proceeded to celebrate by shaking up a can of whipped cream and spraying it into the mouth of a kneeling supporter wearing a MATH (“Make America Think Harder”) hat. “The office opening is complete!” he said.
Another supporter (also wearing a MATH hat) then took a knee. “Yeaaaaaaah!” Yang said as he sprayed more whipped cream. Unfortunately, his campaign manager quickly stepped in and pulled the candidate away from the situation.
“Yeaaaaaaah!” Yang added.
— Christopher Donato (@chrisdonato04) December 3, 2019
Yang’s campaign did not immediately respond to a request for clarity about where the whipped cream came from and/or if pie was involved.