Andrew Yang has officially withdrawn from the 2020 presidential race.
In a tweet posted this morning, Yang wrote that while he is "looking at every option" and "thinks this is the most important election" in decades, he's "not ready" to run for the White House this time around.
Presidential election 2020 at the top of my list, but not ready to run yet: — Andrew Yang () February 12, 2019
Yang, who made his name as the founder of Fix the Debt, previously bowed out of the 2020 election back in December. Yang had hoped to win the Democratic nomination by leveraging his 2016 experience as cofounder of the New China Fund, a stock fund with a huge stake in shares of Chinese technology companies. But after frustration with the party and Federal Reserve policy, Yang blamed the party for its "echo chamber of " in its view of him and his race and implored the party to "stop insisting that business can and should solve all of our ills."
Yang has said in recent weeks that he is looking to run as an independent but was unable to file paperwork to run in time for the March 4 filing deadline. As a result, he had to wait until the following March to qualify for ballots.