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Democratic presidential candidate Andrew YangAndrew YangGeorge Floyd protests show corporations must support racial and economic equality Andrew Yang discusses his universal basic income pilot program Andrew Yang on the George Floyd protests in Minneapolis MORE joked during Wednesday night’s primary debate that he was the opposite of President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE: “an Asian man who likes math.”
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During his opening statement, Yang called on primary voters to support his candidacy and espoused his “Freedom Dividend” universal basic income plan, before closing out with the swipe at the president.
“We need to do the opposite of much of what we’re doing right now, and the opposite of Donald Trump is an Asian man who likes math,” Yang said, receiving laughter and applause from the Detroit audience.
Andrew Yang: “We need to do the opposite of much of what we’re doing right now, and the opposite of Donald Trump is an Asian man who likes math. So let me share the math.” https://t.co/smAKZynlzS #DemDebate pic.twitter.com/2CfotijbXg
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Yang’s universal basic income plan would give $1,000 per month every month to all adult U.S. citizens for life, a plan he calls necessary to respond to the automation of millions of jobs.
The entrepreneur’s inclusion in the September debate is currently in question after Democratic National Committee said Tuesday that it would not accept one of the polls his campaign submitted, leaving him short of the debate’s criteria.