Andrew Yang has left behind is personal political aspirations in favor of his new Forward Party, a political party he hopes makes waves across the U.S. | Emily Ngo/POLITICO
Andrew Yang said he’s not running for president again.
“By the numbers, if I were to run, I would probably increase the chances of Trump winning,” he told Playbook. “And so I’m not going to do that.”
Yang, who lost his bids for mayor in 2021 and president in 2020, is still very obviously a data wonk, but he now wears a “FWD” lapel pin where his “MATH” one used to be.
He founded the Forward Party, a centrist alternative, after leaving the Democratic Party. It’s his new political home.
And Manhattan remains his literal home.
Playbook caught up with him in Hell’s Kitchen, where he discussed, with an iced matcha latte in hand, how he’s been traveling to advocate for a “genuinely representative, multiparty system” and promoting his new political thriller, “The Last Election.”
He seeks, with the Forward Party, to