Andrew Yang

Andrew Yang wouldn't prosecute Trump after he leaves office

Andrew Yang sitting in a chair while extending his hand forward. he is wearing a suit, Yang button and in front of some Wall Street Journal graphics.
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2020 Democratic candidate Andrew Yang said he is opposed to prosecuting President Trump after his term in office in a Thursday tweet, calling it "the kind of thing that happens in developing countries."

Why it matters: Yang's argument separates him from the pack at a time when 2020 Democrats are squabbling to define their stance on Trump's legal standing. 10 of his fellow candidates now support impeachment, but others are advocating alternative ways to take on the president in a court of law.

Yang pitches himself as crypto community's 2020 presidential pick

Presidential Candidate and Entrepreneur Andrew Yang attends Consensus 2019 at the Hilton Midtown on May 15, 2019 in New York City.
Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang. Photo: Steven Ferdman/Getty Images

Democratic 2020 hopeful Andrew Yang pitched himself as the top presidential pick for the crypto community at the Consensus conference in New York Wednesday.

What he's saying: "[B]lockchain needs to be a big part of our future," Yang said during a keynote address, according to Fortune. "If I'm in the White House, oh boy are we going to have some fun in terms of the crypto currency community."