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Yang: I'm the opposite of Trump, an 'Asian man who likes math'

Yang: I'm the opposite of Trump, an 'Asian man who likes math'
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Democratic presidential candidate Andrew YangAndrew YangPelosi spars with CNN's Blitzer over COVID-19 aid: 'You really don't know what you're talking about' The shape of guaranteed income Biden's latest small business outreach is just ... awful MORE joked during Wednesday night's primary debate that he was the opposite of President TrumpDonald John TrumpHillary Clinton responds to Chrissy Teigen tweet: 'I love you back' Police called after Florida moms refuse to wear face masks at school board meeting about mask policy Supreme Court rejects Trump effort to shorten North Carolina mail-ballot deadline MORE: "an Asian man who likes math."

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.

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.