Andrew Yang "data-mce-source =" Brendan McDermid / Reuters "data-mce-caption =" Democratic presidential candidates Yang and Steyer arrive at the start of the fifth 2020 campaign debate at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. Democratic presidential candidates Yang and Steyer arrive at the start of the fifth campaign debate at Tyler Perry's studio in Atlanta, Georgia. Brendan McDermid / Reuters

  • 2020 Democratic candidate Andrew Yang said on Wednesday that if he was elected Russian President Vladimir Putin the first thing, I regret that I defeated you.
  • Yang's jocular comment came during the fifth democratic debate in Atlanta, Georgia in 2020.
  • The engineer then made a statement that he would explain to Putin that "the US election days have ended."
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During the fifth democratic debate on Wednesday 2020, technical businessman Andrew Yang asked what he would say to Russian President Vladimir Putin in his first conversation if he was finally elected.

On stabbing President Donald Trump and Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election, Yang said, "First I would say," I'm sorry I beat your guy. ““

This comment inspired laughter in the debate. hall.

Yang then made a statement that he would make it clear to Putin that "the days of mixing into the US elections are over."

The US intelligence community concluded that Russia intervened in the 2016 elections to increase Trump's chance to win, and did so on Putin's orders.

"Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered a campaign to influence US presidential elections in 2016", according to a CIA intelligence review, National Security Agency, FBI and National Intelligence Director's Office of January 2017. An interview on July 25 called on Ukrainian President Voldymyr Zelensky. to launch an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden, as well as a revealed conspiracy theory which claims that Ukraine, not Russia, was interfering in the 2016 elections.

Two hearings were held at the Capitol Hill on Wednesday, which ended shortly before the beginning of the debate.

Yang, who is not a pioneer in 2020 but has so far experienced an unexpected level of success in the race, said he supports Trump's accusations. “We are a land of laws. You must enforce these laws, ” Yang said at the end of September in an interview for ABC's“ Look ”.