Chappelle officially endorsed Yang three weeks ago.
The pivotal Iowa Caucus takes place Monday evening and Democratic candidates are making their last pitches. While other candidates announce their policy plans, Andrew Yang tries to appeal to voters’ sense of humor.
Three weeks ago, Grammy Award-winning comedian Dave Chappelle announced his support for Yang. In the following weeks, Dave has appeared alongside the entrepreneurial candidate on multiple occasions. In mid-December, Donald Glover announced his support for Yang via Instagram.
Chappelle has visited Yang’s campaign headquarters in South Carolina. Recently, Chappelle booked two comedy shows in the area and donated the proceeds to Yang’s campaign.
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On January 28, Yang tweeted a picture next to Chappelle. “Look who is in Iowa for the #YangGang! It’s Rush Hour!” the caption read. The tweet received mixed reviews. Yang supporters applauded the endorsement, but the vast majority of undecideds didn’t seem to be amused.
This past Friday, Yang and Chappelle doubled down with another pre-Caucus campaign ad. Chappelle introduced himself as Chris Tucker, while Yang introduced himself as Jackie Chan. The two emphasized Yang’s most notable policy proposal thus far, the “Freedom Dividend” proposal. If the proposal is successful, Yang has promised to award Americans a universal basic income of $1,000 per month.
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The Iowa Caucus begins Monday, February 3, 2020, at 7 p.m. Central Standard Time.