Andrew YangAndrew YangDem candidates rip Trump on China ahead of crucial trade summit Democrats whack Trump in second debate Yang raises eyebrows with tie-less debate look MORE is making a small yet bold fashion statement at the second of the first two Democratic presidential debates: He’s sans a necktie.
The tech entrepreneur took the debate stage in Miami on Thursday in a tie-less suit. Male White House hopefuls traditionally sport ties at debates. Yang, 44, was the first to ditch the neckwear in the 2020 primary debates.
Many social media users jumped on the sartorial choice:
Yang is just afraid of an aloha shirt. That would be courage.
— Brian SchatzBrian Emanuel SchatzYang raises eyebrows with tie-less debate look Democratic senator knocks NBC over debate’s lack of climate-related questions McConnell on Democratic attacks: ‘I love it’ MORE (@brianschatz) June 28, 2019
— Craig Melvin (@craigmelvin) June 28, 2019
.@AndrewYang is rocketing to the top of my list by not wearing a tie. Talk about structural change.
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) June 28, 2019
Andrew Yang with no tie. Incredible. Groundbreaking.
— joe (@JoePerticone) June 28, 2019
The tie, or lack thereof, quickly took on a life of its own:
PEOPLE BETTER WATCH OUT, I’LL DROP SOME MANDARIN ON YALLS ASSES
— Andrew Yangs Missing Tie (@AndrewYangsTie) June 28, 2019