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 YangSaagar Enjeti: Yang's plan to regulate big tech misses the mark Election 2020: Why I'm watching Amy and Andy Saagar Enjeti: Breaking down Andrew Yang's leadership on tech MORE joked during Wednesday night's primary debate that he was the opposite of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump opens new line of impeachment attack for Democrats Bloomberg to spend 0M on anti-Trump ads in battleground states New witness claims first-hand account of Trump's push for Ukraine probes 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.