Democratic presidential contender Andrew Yang is a long-shot candidate, but he’s been running quite the race and is known for making the occasional outlandish remark or unique policy proposal. But his latest quip last week was still an eyebrow-raiser — speaking to reporters in Iowa, Yang called Trump “so fat” and challenged him to “any physical or mental feat under the sun.”
His remarks, according to The Atlantic, came shortly after he left the stage where he was speaking at a gun control forum.
Yang told the reporter, “I challenge Donald Trump to any physical or mental feat under the sun. I mean, gosh, what could that guy beat me at, being a slob?”
“What could Donald Trump possibly be better than me at? An eating contest?
He added later, “What could Donald Trump possibly be better than me at? An eating contest? Like something that involved trying to keep something on the ground and having really large body mass? Like, if there was a hot-air balloon that was rising and you needed to try and keep it on the ground, he would be better than me at that? Because he is so fat.”
Yang is currently polling in 9th place, according to the RealClearPolitics average. He’s also one of only nine candidates who have qualified for the September debates.
This isn’t even the first time that Trump has been challenged to a feat of physical prowess ahead of the 2020 election. Front-runner Joe Biden joked in mid-July that he would challenge the president to a push-up contest. Biden said in an MSNBC interview, “I would say, ‘Come on Donald, come on man. How many push-ups do you want to do here, pal?'”