2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang celebrated the opening of his latest field office by shooting whipped cream into the mouths of volunteers – and was roundly mocked for his efforts.
“New Hampshire traditions. We’re just warming up for New Year’s Eve,” Yang told volunteers at his Manchester, New Hampshire field office on Tuesday.
— Christopher Donato (@chrisdonato04) December 3, 2019
In a video disseminated widely on social media, Yang is seen blasting whipped cream into the mouth of a kneeling supporter, before being pulled away by an aide.
Many users on social media ridiculed Yang for the stunt.
“You know your campaign is over when……….” tweeted one commenter.
“I love how his wrangler is trying to stop him too – so embarrassing,” said another Twitter user.
Amanda Prestigiacomo, a staff writer for the Daily Wire, summed up the incident as, “Serious cringe.”
Others took aim at Yang’s supporters.
“I voted for @realDonaldTrump, but if he asked me to get on my knees so he could shoot whipped cream in my mouth, I’d politely decline,” tweeted Breitbart reporter Brandon Darby.
“It’s amazing what people will do for the promise of $1,000 per month,” Darby added, referencing the universal basic income plan at the center of Yang’s platform.
“Yang turns his supporters into dancing monkeys for the promise of money,” tweeted Ian Miles Cheong, managing editor for Human Events.
Yang is currently polling at 4 percent among all Democratic candidates, according to a recent survey conducted by Morning Consult.