“We’re a very diverse community, and if Asian Americans disagree with my response to a particular issue, or a joke I tell, that’s something I would expect and accept,” Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang told POLITICO Wednesday.
| M. Scott Mahaskey/POLITICO 2020 elections Andrew Yang: No apologies for the Asian jokesAndrew Yang says he isn’t going to stop making Asian jokes.
“I was about to tell an Asian joke,” he conceded to some laughter, including his own, before leaning in.
Some supporters have said they see the jokes as self-deprecating and appropriate “in-group” humor because Yang is Asian American.
“And I think that the vast majority of the Asian Americans I encounter seem very excited about my campaign.”