CNBC Misidentifies Andrew Yang and Tulsi Gabbard in Candidate Lineup

The network used incorrect pictures for both candidates Monday

CNBC’s “Squawk Box” misidentified two Democratic presidential candidates Monday morning. In a pictorial lineup shown on the program, the networked showed incorrect pictures for entrepreneur Andrew Yang and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.

The photo lineup, which showed individual candidate fundraising for Q4, correctly used pictures of President Donald Trump, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former vice president Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Sen. Cory Booker. Above Yang’s name, however, was a picture of Redpoint Ventures founding partner Geoff Yang. Where Gabbard’s photo should have been, there was a picture of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who suspended her presidential campaign in August.

Gabbard retweeted a viewer who called out the error without additional comment. Yang — Andrew, not Geoff — responded on Twitter with a simple emoji that was laughing and crying. The error came moments after the campaign announced an endorsement from actress Teri Hatcher.

Representatives for both campaigns didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment, nor did a representative for CNBC. The video of the segment was unavailable on CNBC’s YouTube channel.

#BoycottMSNBC trended on Twitter in November after Yang — again, Andrew, not Geoff — announced he wouldn’t be going on the network until he got an on-air apology for coverage of his campaign. MSNBC, a sister network to CNBC, issued corrections for inaccuracies in its reporting.

Scott Santens, a Yang supporter who tracks inaccuracies in reporting on the campaign, tweeted about the moment, “This actually just happened. This is not fake.”

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