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 YangBiden leads in new national poll, Warren close behind in second place California poll: Biden, Sanders lead Democratic field; Harris takes fifth The Hill's Morning Report - What is Trump's next move on Iran? MORE joked during Wednesday night's primary debate that he was the opposite of President TrumpDonald John TrumpJimmy Carter: 'I hope there's an age limit' on presidency White House fires DHS general counsel: report Trump to cap California trip with visit to the border 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.