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  • ANDREW. >>> [ APPLAUSE ]

  • >>> [ APPLAUSE ] >>> ALL RIGHT.

  • >>> ALL RIGHT. WELCOME BACK TO "MORNING JOE."

  • WELCOME BACK TO "MORNING JOE." AND PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE

  • AND PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE ANDREW YANG JOINS US.

  • ANDREW YANG JOINS US. HE’S LIKE RAILING UP THE CROWD.

  • HE’S LIKE RAILING UP THE CROWD. GET WITH THE CROWD ANDREW YANG.

  • GET WITH THE CROWD ANDREW YANG. >> VERY EXCITED.

  • >> VERY EXCITED. >> ENJOY IT.

  • >> ENJOY IT. >> ANDREW A POLL WEVE TALKED

  • >> ANDREW A POLL WEVE TALKED ABOUT, THE YOUTH VOTE AND

  • ABOUT, THE YOUTH VOTE AND BERNIE, BOUGHT POLL CAME OUT,

  • BERNIE, BOUGHT POLL CAME OUT, YOUTH VOTE POLL CAME OUT

  • YOUTH VOTE POLL CAME OUT ACTUALLY SHOWED YOU --

  • ACTUALLY SHOWED YOU -- >> NUMBER ONE AMONG THE YOUNGS!

  • >> NUMBER ONE AMONG THE YOUNGS! THANK YOU, YOUNG

  • THANK YOU, YOUNG >> SO HOW IS THAT GOING TO

  • >> SO HOW IS THAT GOING TO TRANSLATE INTO YOU SHOCKING THE

  • TRANSLATE INTO YOU SHOCKING THE POLITICAL WORLD TONIGHT?

  • POLITICAL WORLD TONIGHT? >> WELL, THAT YOUTH POLL

  • >> WELL, THAT YOUTH POLL STATE-WIDE HAS BEEN AN UNCANNILY

  • STATE-WIDE HAS BEEN AN UNCANNILY ACCURATE PREDICTOR OF WHAT

  • ACCURATE PREDICTOR OF WHAT HAPPENS IN THE REAL CAUCUS IN

  • HAPPENS IN THE REAL CAUCUS IN LARGE PART WAS 17-YEAR-OLDS WHO

  • LARGE PART WAS 17-YEAR-OLDS WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE VOTE CAN

  • PARTICIPATED IN THE VOTE CAN CAUCUS TONIGHT.

  • CAUCUS TONIGHT. WE THINK THAT WINNING THAT POLL

  • WE THINK THAT WINNING THAT POLL TRANCE LALTSSLATES TO THE FACT T

  • TRANCE LALTSSLATES TO THE FACT T TON OF ENTHUSIASM AND EXCITEMENT

  • TON OF ENTHUSIASM AND EXCITEMENT AROUND OUR CAMPAIGN THAT WE

  • AROUND OUR CAMPAIGN THAT WE BELIEVE IS GOING TO AROWLLOW US

  • BELIEVE IS GOING TO AROWLLOW US OVERPERFORM TONIGHT.

  • OVERPERFORM TONIGHT. >> WE TALKED ABOUT IT WHEN YOU

  • >> WE TALKED ABOUT IT WHEN YOU WERE FIRST COMING UP.

  • WERE FIRST COMING UP. HOW DO YOU MOVE YOUR CAMPAIGN TO

  • HOW DO YOU MOVE YOUR CAMPAIGN TO WHAT IT’S BEEN, TO EXPAND MORE

  • WHAT IT’S BEEN, TO EXPAND MORE TO THE GENERAL ELECTORATE?

  • TO THE GENERAL ELECTORATE? BECAUSE IT’S BEEN -- I MEAN,

  • BECAUSE IT’S BEEN -- I MEAN, IT’S BEEN A VERY EXCITING,

  • IT’S BEEN A VERY EXCITING, ENERGIZED GROUP OF PEOPLE.

  • ENERGIZED GROUP OF PEOPLE. BUT YOU SAID NEXT STEP IS WEVE

  • BUT YOU SAID NEXT STEP IS WEVE GOT TO GET THIS MESSAGE OUT TO

  • GOT TO GET THIS MESSAGE OUT TO THE GENERAL POPULOUS.

  • THE GENERAL POPULOUS. >> THAT’S BEEN THE EXCITEMENT OF

  • >> THAT’S BEEN THE EXCITEMENT OF THIS LAST SEVERAL MONTHS, JOE,

  • THIS LAST SEVERAL MONTHS, JOE, IS THAT WEVE BEEN JUST GOING TO

  • IS THAT WEVE BEEN JUST GOING TO TOWNS AROUND IOWA WHERE PEOPLE

  • TOWNS AROUND IOWA WHERE PEOPLE HAVE NEVER HEARD OF ANDREW YANG.

  • HAVE NEVER HEARD OF ANDREW YANG. THEY DON’T HAVE MATH HATS ON.

  • THEY DON’T HAVE MATH HATS ON. YOU KNOW, THEYRE FRANKLY OLDER

  • YOU KNOW, THEYRE FRANKLY OLDER VOTERS WHO HAVEN’T BEEN ON SOME

  • VOTERS WHO HAVEN’T BEEN ON SOME OF THE SITES THAT I BECAME

  • OF THE SITES THAT I BECAME POPULAR ON.

  • POPULAR ON. SO I HAVE BEEN MAKING MY CASE TO

  • SO I HAVE BEEN MAKING MY CASE TO THEM PERSONALLY FOR MONTHS NOW.

  • THEM PERSONALLY FOR MONTHS NOW. I BELIEVE THAT THE NUMBERS, WE

  • I BELIEVE THAT THE NUMBERS, WE DID OVER 180 EVENTS IN THE

  • DID OVER 180 EVENTS IN THE STATE.

  • STATE. I JUST COMPLETED A 17-DAY BUS

  • I JUST COMPLETED A 17-DAY BUS TOUR WHERE WE WERE CRISSCROSSING

  • TOUR WHERE WE WERE CRISSCROSSING THE STATE.

  • THE STATE. THE BEST PART OF THESE EVENTS,

  • THE BEST PART OF THESE EVENTS, JOE, IS NO ONE HAD EVER SEEN

  • JOE, IS NO ONE HAD EVER SEEN ANYTHING ABOUT ME BEFORE OR

  • ANYTHING ABOUT ME BEFORE OR HEARD OF ME.

  • HEARD OF ME. MAYBE THEY HAD SEEN ONE OF MY

  • MAYBE THEY HAD SEEN ONE OF MY ADS BECAUSE WE HAVE BEEN

  • ADS BECAUSE WE HAVE BEEN SPENDING A LOT OF MONEY ON

  • SPENDING A LOT OF MONEY ON ADVERTISEMENT IN THE STATE.

  • ADVERTISEMENT IN THE STATE. >> WHAT’S YOUR CAMPAIGN DOING TO

  • >> WHAT’S YOUR CAMPAIGN DOING TO GET THOSE YOUNG PEOPLE ACTUALLY

  • GET THOSE YOUNG PEOPLE ACTUALLY TO THE POLLS WHEN IT MATTERS?

  • TO THE POLLS WHEN IT MATTERS? LIKE I HAVE HEARD REPORTS OF

  • LIKE I HAVE HEARD REPORTS OF ELIZABETH WARREN PROVIDING CHILD

  • ELIZABETH WARREN PROVIDING CHILD CARE FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO

  • CARE FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO CAUCUS FOR YOU.

  • CAUCUS FOR YOU. IS THERE ANYTHING YOU CAN DO TO

  • IS THERE ANYTHING YOU CAN DO TO SORT OF STOP THE REPETITIVE

  • SORT OF STOP THE REPETITIVE REALITY THAT YOUNG PEOPLE DON’T

  • REALITY THAT YOUNG PEOPLE DON’T SHOW UP?

  • SHOW UP? >> I’M OFFERING THEM $1,000 A

  • >> I’M OFFERING THEM $1,000 A MONTH STARTING AT AGE 18.

  • MONTH STARTING AT AGE 18. >> THAT COULD WORK.

  • >> THAT COULD WORK. THAT COULD WORK.

  • THAT COULD WORK. >> I THINK THAT WORKS.

  • >> I THINK THAT WORKS. I’M GOING TO ASK YOU ABOUT A

  • I’M GOING TO ASK YOU ABOUT A MOMENT, I BELIEVE IT WAS ON

  • MOMENT, I BELIEVE IT WAS ON SATURDAY AT ONE OF YOUR EVENTS

  • SATURDAY AT ONE OF YOUR EVENTS WHEN YOU ASKED THE CROWD OF

  • WHEN YOU ASKED THE CROWD OF DEMOCRATIC SUPPORTERS,

  • DEMOCRATIC SUPPORTERS, PRESUMABLY

  • PRESUMABLY PRESUMABLY, TO STOP AND GIVE A

  • PRESUMABLY, TO STOP AND GIVE A ROUND OF APPLAUSE FOR TRUMP

  • ROUND OF APPLAUSE FOR TRUMP VOTERS IN 2016.

  • VOTERS IN 2016. STRATEGICALLY, I GET IT.

  • STRATEGICALLY, I GET IT. YOU WANT TO BRING IN THE

  • YOU WANT TO BRING IN THE DISAFFECTED VOTERS.

  • DISAFFECTED VOTERS. BUT IN THIS AGE OF DIVISION THAT

  • BUT IN THIS AGE OF DIVISION THAT STOOD OUT AS AN EXTRAORDINARY

  • STOOD OUT AS AN EXTRAORDINARY MOMENT.

  • MOMENT. WHY DID YOU STOP AND DO THAT?

  • WHY DID YOU STOP AND DO THAT? >> I THINK IT’S REALLY

  • >> I THINK IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT, PARTICULARLY HERE IN

  • IMPORTANT, PARTICULARLY HERE IN IOWA, TO TRY TO BRING PEOPLE

  • IOWA, TO TRY TO BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER, BECAUSE IOWA IS A

  • TOGETHER, BECAUSE IOWA IS A PURPLE SWING STATE THAT WENT TO

  • PURPLE SWING STATE THAT WENT TO TRUMP BY ALMOST TEN POINTS.

  • TRUMP BY ALMOST TEN POINTS. AND SO IF YOU LOOK AT THE GROUND

  • AND SO IF YOU LOOK AT THE GROUND HERE, MANY PEOPLE VOTED FOR

  • HERE, MANY PEOPLE VOTED FOR TRUMP OR CERTAINLY THEY HAVE

  • TRUMP OR CERTAINLY THEY HAVE FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS WHO VOTED

  • FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS WHO VOTED FOR TRUMP.

  • FOR TRUMP. SO IF YOURE GOING TO MAKE THE

  • SO IF YOURE GOING TO MAKE THE CASE TO THE PEOPLE OF IOWA THAT

  • CASE TO THE PEOPLE OF IOWA THAT YOU CAN HELP BRING THE COUNTRY

  • YOU CAN HELP BRING THE COUNTRY TOGETHER, THAT HAS TO START

  • TOGETHER, THAT HAS TO START RIGHT HERE AMONG THE PEOPLE THAT

  • RIGHT HERE AMONG THE PEOPLE THAT WENT TO TRUMP JUST A FEW YEARS

  • WENT TO TRUMP JUST A FEW YEARS AGO.

  • AGO. THE FOLKS WHO VOTED FOR TRUMP

  • THE FOLKS WHO VOTED FOR TRUMP AND COME TO MY EVENTS ARE NOW

  • AND COME TO MY EVENTS ARE NOW EXCITED ABOUT MY CAMPAIGN.

  • EXCITED ABOUT MY CAMPAIGN. THAT’S HOW WERE GOING TO WIN.

  • THAT’S HOW WERE GOING TO WIN. AND HEAD-TO-HEAD MATCHUPS

  • AND HEAD-TO-HEAD MATCHUPS BETWEEN ME AND TRUMP SHOW I’M

  • BETWEEN ME AND TRUMP SHOW I’M THE HEAVIEST FAVORITE TO BEAT

  • THE HEAVIEST FAVORITE TO BEAT HIM ONE-ON-ONE, IN LARGE PART

  • HIM ONE-ON-ONE, IN LARGE PART BECAUSE 18% OF COLLEGE

  • BECAUSE 18% OF COLLEGE REPUBLICANS SAY THEY WOULD

  • REPUBLICANS SAY THEY WOULD SUPPORT ME OVER THE PRESIDENT,

  • SUPPORT ME OVER THE PRESIDENT, 10% OF TRUMP VOTERS IN NEW

  • 10% OF TRUMP VOTERS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE IN ONE POLL SAID THEY

  • HAMPSHIRE IN ONE POLL SAID THEY WOULD SUPPORT ME OVER THE

  • WOULD SUPPORT ME OVER THE PRESIDENT.

  • PRESIDENT. YOU KNOW WHO FIGURED THIS OUT?

  • YOU KNOW WHO FIGURED THIS OUT? PRESIDENT TRUMP, BECAUSE I’M THE

  • PRESIDENT TRUMP, BECAUSE I’M THE ONLY CANDIDATE HE HAS NOT

  • ONLY CANDIDATE HE HAS NOT TWEETED A WORD ABOUT.

  • TWEETED A WORD ABOUT. HE KNOWS I’M BETTERER AT THE

  • HE KNOWS I’M BETTERER AT THE INTERNET THAN HE IS.

  • INTERNET THAN HE IS. >> ANDREW, WE HAD YOU ON "THE

  • >> ANDREW, WE HAD YOU ON "THE CIRCUS" LAST NIGHT.

  • CIRCUS" LAST NIGHT. THANK YOU FOR BEING ON THE SHOW.

  • THANK YOU FOR BEING ON THE SHOW. ONE OF THE THINGS I LEARNED FROM

  • ONE OF THE THINGS I LEARNED FROM THE INTERVIEW IS YOU WERE A

  • THE INTERVIEW IS YOU WERE A SANDERS SUPPORTER IN 2016.

  • SANDERS SUPPORTER IN 2016. I’M CURIOUS, THERE’S GOING TO BE

  • I’M CURIOUS, THERE’S GOING TO BE CAUCUS SITES WHERE GIVEN YOUR

  • CAUCUS SITES WHERE GIVEN YOUR LEVEL OF SUPPORT, YOURE NOT

  • LEVEL OF SUPPORT, YOURE NOT GOING TO MAKE THE 15% THRESHOLD.

  • GOING TO MAKE THE 15% THRESHOLD. SOME NUMBER.

  • SOME NUMBER. THERE’S 1900 CAUCUS SITES.

  • THERE’S 1900 CAUCUS SITES. YOURE A MATH GUY, WE CAN DO THE

  • YOURE A MATH GUY, WE CAN DO THE MATH.

  • MATH. WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT YOUR

  • WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT YOUR SUPPORTERS, AS THEY THINK ABOUT

  • SUPPORTERS, AS THEY THINK ABOUT A SECOND CHOICE, THAT THEY ARE

  • A SECOND CHOICE, THAT THEY ARE SANDERS PEOPLE AND THAT’S WHERE

  • SANDERS PEOPLE AND THAT’S WHERE THEYRE LIKELY TO GRAVITATE IN

  • THEYRE LIKELY TO GRAVITATE IN THE SAME WAY YOU TALKED ABOUT

  • THE SAME WAY YOU TALKED ABOUT HOW YOU WERE PREVIOUSLY A

  • HOW YOU WERE PREVIOUSLY A SANDERS SUPPORTER?

  • SANDERS SUPPORTER? >> I THINK THERE’S A LOT OF

  • >> I THINK THERE’S A LOT OF OVERLAP BETWEEN MY SUPPORTERS

  • OVERLAP BETWEEN MY SUPPORTERS AND BERNIE’S.

  • AND BERNIE’S. FOR EXAMPLE, BERNIE WAS SECOND

  • FOR EXAMPLE, BERNIE WAS SECOND IN THE YOUTH POLL WE WERE

  • IN THE YOUTH POLL WE WERE TALKING ABOUT.

  • TALKING ABOUT. AT THE SAME TIME, I THINK SOME

  • AT THE SAME TIME, I THINK SOME OF MY SUPPORTERS WILL HEAD

  • OF MY SUPPORTERS WILL HEAD TOWARDS PETE, AMY, ELIZABETH,

  • TOWARDS PETE, AMY, ELIZABETH, JOE.

  • JOE. ALL DOWN THE LIST.

  • ALL DOWN THE LIST. I DID DONATE TO BERNIE’S

  • I DID DONATE TO BERNIE’S CAMPAIGN IN 2016, BUT THEN I

  • CAMPAIGN IN 2016, BUT THEN I VOTED FOR HILLARY IN THE GENERAL

  • VOTED FOR HILLARY IN THE GENERAL BECAUSE I’M PRO CIVILIZATION.

  • BECAUSE I’M PRO CIVILIZATION. >> THAT’S RADICAL.

  • >> THAT’S RADICAL. >> WE HAVE TO MAKE IT

  • >> WE HAVE TO MAKE IT NONRADICAL, KATTY.

  • NONRADICAL, KATTY. >> I HAVE A COUPLE KIDS WHO ARE

  • >> I HAVE A COUPLE KIDS WHO ARE VERY INTERESTED IN YOUR

  • VERY INTERESTED IN YOUR CAMPAIGN, BUT EVEN THEY WILL SAY

  • CAMPAIGN, BUT EVEN THEY WILL SAY TO ME, WE JUST DON’T THINK HE’S

  • TO ME, WE JUST DON’T THINK HE’S GOING TO GET OUT OF THAT FIFTH

  • GOING TO GET OUT OF THAT FIFTH PLACE YOURE BUMPING AROUND IN

  • PLACE YOURE BUMPING AROUND IN IN PRETTY MUCH ALL OF THE POLLS

  • IN PRETTY MUCH ALL OF THE POLLS AT THE MOMENT.

  • AT THE MOMENT. WHAT DO YOU DO IF YOU COME OUT

  • WHAT DO YOU DO IF YOU COME OUT OF IOWA STILL IN FIFTH, SIXTH

  • OF IOWA STILL IN FIFTH, SIXTH PLACE.

  • PLACE. HOW ARE YOU GOING TO LAUNCH INTO

  • HOW ARE YOU GOING TO LAUNCH INTO SOMEBODY WHO PEOPLE WHO SEEMS

  • SOMEBODY WHO PEOPLE WHO SEEMS VIABLE BUT JUST ISN’T GOING TO

  • VIABLE BUT JUST ISN’T GOING TO BE A PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE?

  • BE A PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE? >> THERE WAS ANOTHER POLL THAT

  • >> THERE WAS ANOTHER POLL THAT SHOWED ME TO BE AMONG THE LEAST

  • SHOWED ME TO BE AMONG THE LEAST DISAPPOINTING FIELD IN THE

  • DISAPPOINTING FIELD IN THE DEMOCRATS.

  • DEMOCRATS. A LOT OF PEOPLE WOULD BE

  • A LOT OF PEOPLE WOULD BE PERFECTLY HAPPY WITH ME.

  • PERFECTLY HAPPY WITH ME. I THINK WERE GOING TO HAVE A

  • I THINK WERE GOING TO HAVE A GREAT NIGHT TONIGHT, KATTY, AND

  • GREAT NIGHT TONIGHT, KATTY, AND I THINK WERE PARTICULARLY

  • I THINK WERE PARTICULARLY STRONG IN NEW HAMPSHIRE,

  • STRONG IN NEW HAMPSHIRE, UPCOMING.

  • UPCOMING. NEW HAMPSHIRE HAS BEEN A VERY

  • NEW HAMPSHIRE HAS BEEN A VERY NATURAL HOME FOR ME AND MY

  • NATURAL HOME FOR ME AND MY CAMPAIGN SINCE DAY ONE.

  • CAMPAIGN SINCE DAY ONE. I’M EXCITED FOR TONIGHT, BUT I’M

  • I’M EXCITED FOR TONIGHT, BUT I’M EXCITED ABOUT NEXT WEEK AS WELL.

  • EXCITED ABOUT NEXT WEEK AS WELL. >> WILLIE AND I DID VERY WELL IN

  • >> WILLIE AND I DID VERY WELL IN HE DOESN’T COMPLETELY SUCK AS A

  • HE DOESN’T COMPLETELY SUCK AS A CABLE NEWS HOST POLL THAT CAME

  • CABLE NEWS HOST POLL THAT CAME OUT.

  • OUT. >> ONE AND TWO.

  • >> ONE AND TWO. >> YEAH, ONE AND TWO, EXACTLY.

  • >> YEAH, ONE AND TWO, EXACTLY. >> STATISTICAL TIE.

  • >> STATISTICAL TIE. >> IT WAS CLOSE.

  • >> IT WAS CLOSE. >> WE JUST PUT UP A POLL.

  • >> WE JUST PUT UP A POLL. >> THIS POLL IS FASCINATING.

  • >> THIS POLL IS FASCINATING. >> A POLL THAT WAS VERY

  • >> A POLL THAT WAS VERY FASCINATING.

  • FASCINATING. IT JUMPED OUT TO A LOT OF

  • IT JUMPED OUT TO A LOT OF PEOPLE.

  • PEOPLE. THE QUESTION WAS, WILL YOU

  • THE QUESTION WAS, WILL YOU SUPPORT THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE

  • SUPPORT THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE EVEN IF HE OR SHE IS NOT YOUR

  • EVEN IF HE OR SHE IS NOT YOUR CANDIDATE.

  • CANDIDATE. YOUR SUPPORTERS, 42% OF THEM

  • YOUR SUPPORTERS, 42% OF THEM SAID NO.

  • SAID NO. >> WHAT?

  • >> WHAT? >> IN OTHER WORDS, IT’S ABOUT

  • >> IN OTHER WORDS, IT’S ABOUT YOU AND NOT ABOUT THE DEMOCRATIC

  • YOU AND NOT ABOUT THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE.

  • CANDIDATE. WHAT’S YOUR REACTION TO THAT?

  • WHAT’S YOUR REACTION TO THAT? WOULD YOU SUGGEST THEY SUPPORT

  • WOULD YOU SUGGEST THEY SUPPORT WHOEVER THE NOMINEE IS?