Mr. Yang is no fan of the president. But his coalition includes conservatives who see nonpartisan logic in his message about automation and job loss.
We followed presidential hopefuls around the Iowa State Fair and rated them on a corn dog scale.
Nearly all of the 2020 Democratic candidates gave speeches at the annual event, and while many joked about the size of the field, most sought to contrast themselves with President Trump.
Mr. Yang, an entrepreneur, earned 2 percent support in a new poll, adding him to the group of Democratic presidential candidates who will go to Houston in September.
“I mean, it is 20 people and if I am generous, six of them should be up there,” Colbert said of the Democratic debates. “I’m looking at you, Steve Bullock.”
Unemployment is low and growth is solid, but the president’s 2020 rivals are challenging the Trump economic record on several fronts.
He is a nonconformist — in the best way — to our political pageantry.
Facing elimination in the next round, candidates sought to stand out by lashing out, and the network played up the drama.
Follow the Democratic presidential debate with our reporters in real time.
The candidates along the wings went hard after the night’s leading candidates, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.