“Joe’s going to clean his clock,” predicted Yang. “Nothing will hold him back from doing that.”
The Trump campaign has tried to sell a narrative of a diminished Biden, but Yang ― who noted he’s been on the debate stage with Biden ― warned that’s going to backfire.
“When the American people see the contrast between Joe Biden and Donald Trump, it’s going to be a very tough case for the president to make,” Yang said:
“I think Joe Biden is licking his chops to debate Donald Trump. I think he has been waiting for it for months. I have been on the debate stage with Joe. Joe’s going to clean his clock. Nothing will hold him back from doing that.” --@AndrewYang pic.twitter.com/lHC26AskGT— Ana Cabrera (@AnaCabrera) August 2, 2020
The presidential debates are currently scheduled for Sept. 29, Oct. 15 and Oct. 22, with a vice presidential debate set for Oct. 7. However, last June, the Trump camp tried to alter the debate schedule and moderator selection ― a move the Biden camp indicated was a nonstarter.
Yang, who built his campaign around a universal basic income, also shared his frustration with the Republican plan to reduce the expanded unemployment benefits for people unable to work due to the COVID-19 closures:
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.