Democratic candidate Andrew Yang defended the universal basic income plan proposed on Sunday and rejected the proposal that illegal campaigns giving thousands of random families were illegal.
Man in suit and tie: Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang
© Win McNamee / Getty Images Democratic Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang
At the 3rd Democratic debate on Thursday, Yang announced that he would give $ 120,000 to 10 random families as a pilot of his keystone Universal Basic Income proposal. The Yang Campaign said that the funds came from the campaign funds, and uttered an eyebrows about legality.
“Lottery to give money to potential advocates can violate the law and is a slippery slope, but he may argue that it is a novel way to boost his financing I think it is possible, that’s his “free dividend” but that’s how it looks, ”tweeted Larry Noble, a former Federal Election Commission legal counsel.
About CNN’s “State of the Union,” Yang told host Jake Tapper that the “lawy’s army” signed the plan and wouldn’t be subject to the same scrutiny if he handed money to a media company or consultant.
“No one blinks,” Yang said. “But giving money directly to Americans has some problem. Giving money directly to Americans actually frowns on our system is ruining. only.”
Yang also doubled with a call to forgive Shane Gilis, a new cast member of “Saturday Night Live”. In a video recorded in 2018, Gilis used slander against Asians, ridiculously ridden Chinese culture, and later dismissed it as a “press the border” comedy. He also made ridiculous statements to LGBT people and women.
Yang mentioned Sunday that it is called racist slander, but said that Gillis’s remarks were presented as a comedy and should be viewed from a different perspective.
“I don’t think anti-Asian races are taken as seriously as slander to other groups,” Yang said. “At the same time, as a whole, our country has taken an overly punitive and reproaching attitude about what we think people are offensive or racist, and strive beyond that if possible I think we need to do that. ”
Yang has repeatedly used typical Asian expressions in his campaign and declared in a Thursday debate: “Now I am Asian, so I know many doctors.” He says “Americans are very clever” and defends his rhetoric Sunday and can reach his message by looking at past stereotypes.
“I enjoyed it, if any, and I’m reflecting it a little more on Americans,” Yang said.