Democratic Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang’s Campaign for Universal Basic Income | The Daily Show

Democratic Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang’s Campaign for Universal Basic Income | The Daily Show


There are now 15 Democrats running in the primary.
That’s so many people. Look at all those faces. Look at all of those faces! They’ve got enough people to start the world’s
worst soccer team. And because there are so many
Democrats running, many Democratic voters
are wondering, “How do I know
which one to choose?” Well, for Ronny Chieng,
the choice is clear. Here’s his report. The 2020 presidential campaign.
Like my afternoon poop, it’s not quite here yet,
but I can already feel it. Out of all the candidates, there’s only one
I can see myself in. I’m Andrew Yang, and I’m running for president
as a Democrat in 2020. CHIENG:
He’s a successful businessman, and I don’t know
if it’s the cut of his suits or the way he lights up a room, but there’s just something
about this guy that makes me want to vote
for him based on zero research. Okay, so, you’re Asian. You’re running for president. What else is there to know? Uh, my platform. Right. Uh, I thought
your platform was… being Asian. There are many,
many other Americans who care more
about my stance on the issues than, frankly, uh, you know,
what my race is. -Which is?
-Asian. Yes. And that’s all
we need to know here. Okay, let’s wrap this up. ♪ ♪ You know, uh, I think
we should discuss my platform. If you want to talk
about what you believe or whatever, go for it. I’m gonna edit all this out,
by the way. I believe that every
American adult at the age of 18 should get $1,000 a month
free and clear from the government
to do whatever they want. For working hard, right? Oh, for being a citizen
of this great country. CHIENG:
As his ads show, Yang is all about
universal basic income, the idea that the government should give everyone
a monthly check, even if they’re not working. You can’t just give people
free money. That’s the only reason
people work. If I was getting paid
without having to work… You can’t quit your job
on $12,000 a year. It would it make
so that Americans can transition as technology is eating away
many, many jobs. Artificial intelligence
is around the corner. Oh, my God.
Artificial intelligence? Robots? That’s your thing? -Yes.
-Dude, you are making it so hard to blindly vote
on identity politics right now. Projections are
that about 44% of American jobs are subject to automation. Self-driving cars and trucks
are going to displace -five million Americans
who drive for a living. -Shit. It’s going to displace hundreds
of thousands of bookkeepers, lawyers and on and on. CHIENG: According to Yang,
everyone but me should get ready
to be replaced. However, budget policy expert
Bob Greenstein doesn’t think that will happen. Robots are coming for some jobs, but they’re not going to replace
all the jobs or even most of the jobs. But are you
only defending robots because you’re a robot? No, I’m not a robot. Prove it. Which of these squares
has a stop sign? -Three of them.
-Yeah, point to the scares. This one, that one,
and this is the third. Very good. But I’m not sure
I just proved I’m not a robot. -What do you mean? -Well,
maybe you could develop a robot that could identify
the stop sign squares, too. What? So, Bob might not be human,
but he’s got to recognize that Yang’s universal
basic income is a winning idea. UBI is a beautiful idea. Thank you.
That’s all I needed to know. Well, it actually isn’t
all you need to know. The problem is
it’s a beautiful idea that’ll never really happen. Ronny, it costs
nearly $4 trillion a year. Why wouldn’t people vote
for that? Have you ever had someone wave
cash money in your face? -Not really.
-It feels like this. Can you feel that? I can feel the wind. That’s some cash wind. Where does the money
for the cash wind come from? But, Bob, it’s no fun
asking where this came from. Policies only really work
if they can happen. In the real world… CHIENG:
I don’t need to listen to Bob. All he cares about is reality. If this presidency
has taught us anything, it’s that reality
doesn’t matter anymore. Now we’re going to have
the space force because it’s a whole… CHIENG: So, if Andrew Yang
is gonna stand a chance in this election,
he’s gonna have to learn what really excites
today’s voters. If we had a value-added tax at
even half the European level, -we’d generate…
-You’re using all these numbers and all this nerd shit. Listen, there’s only one thing that wins elections
in America, okay? That’s fear and hate. That’s two things. Okay, again with the numbers. People are jobless, angry, and ready to blame
their problems on another race, and robots are the one race
it’s okay to hate. Yeah, well,
robots aren’t a race, for one. Good, deny their humanity.
That’s a great first step. The next time you campaign,
I want you to go out and say, “Robots are causing all the
robot crime in robot Chicago.” -There is no Robot Chicago.
-Doesn’t matter. We’re not talking about truth.
We’re talking about hate and fear and getting in power for Asian people and getting revenge
on every single person -who ever said we weren’t
good enough. -Yeah, I’m for… I’m for none of those things. Okay, good thing
I’m here to help you out. So, this is an ad we prepared
for your campaign. Andrew Yang knows America
is being invaded by robots. They’re sneaking
across the border, taking the jobs we love and imposing their same-sex
robot sharia law. Andrew Yang
will stop the robots -from banging your wife
-(whirring) and becoming
your son’s new dad. Yang 2020. You will not replace us. What do you think? It’s kind of the opposite of where we need to go. So you do not approve
this message? No, I do not approve
this message. You do not what?
Sorry, I missed that. Approve this message. And what-what
is your name again? I’m Andrew Yang. Yang 2020. (bleep) the robots. (bleep) them to hell. I’m Andrew Yang and I–
approve this message. (laughs) Ronny Chieng, everyone.

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  1. This is an Establishment channel, trying to do its best to trash all progressive candidates and favour Biden, Harris and Butigeg. Or actually lead to Trump get elected again. shame on you

  2. I get this is supposed to be funny but that economist saying it’ll cost 4 trillion a year is wrong. Yang says if someone is already receiving more then $1K a month from government programs they don’t get an additional $1K. Yang did the math and said it really comes out to about $1.8 trillion which is more feasible, and not to mention much of it will go right back into the economy as people spend it. Time to try trickle UP economics for a change.

  3. Come on people. It's a joke and at least he gets talked about on television. Any kind of publicity is publicity and it starts the mere exposure effect. When you see something or someone more often, you eventually start liking/become more interested in it.

  4. It would be ok if this was actually funny but… they aren't not even close to funny. shame used to be a real funny show now it's a joke

  5. It's a shame they didn't ask him about your earned Social Security benefits being taken away if you accept the $1000 a month.

  6. That random white dude talking about UBI is either misinformed or intentionally misleading his audience about the cost. It’s not 4 trillion, it’s 1.8. Do the MATH

  7. Think about every purchase for a year? If you are telling me you don’t want 1000 bucks a month you are a fool… there are also 159 other policies! Just read and ask questions… yang2020

  8. okay so we critique trump for having absolutely no experience in governent and getting elected simply for being rich but we're going to elect this guy?

  9. He wants to do the same thing Obama tried. Bankrupt the country.. Give away even more. Tax everyone till they go bankrupt too. That will work….

  10. You can make it in comedy way, but you fucking don’t cut the core idea what yang want to say ok? A shit show I would never watch again

  11. What's amusing is that people really believed this was a real interview or was treated badly and wants him to have a better one. LMAO

  12. Give yang a real interview. We will continue to dislike this video until you give the chance. Maybe YouTube will give you to notion that we dont think this is a joke.

  13. There's 15 of them running because the left is throwing darts at this point

    I kinda liked yang, then he said he wanted 16 year olds to vote and started talking about devaluing the dollar…

  14. This is a joke. Dont take it serious. I thought this might help publicize yang to some voters who might have never heard of him before, which is quite a good thing for him. This show is going a great job

  15. I love ❤️ Andrew Yang…he knows how to enjoy …WE NEED A HIGHLY POSITIVE AND EMOTIONALLY INTELLIGENT PERSON to be in the White House—the people’s House—our House. Boot out Trump and the career politicians!

  16. Andrew Yang is the only presidential candidate to actually explain how he would come up with money for his Universal Basic Income Plan. His website explains every issue/policy and how we address it. Hes so transparent.

  17. not all people are entrepreneurs that is why if yang tell u i got ubi..then 2 kinds of people will say hey that's interesting and the other says that a shit coz there are only 2 types of human live in this world..positive ang negative the get co exist

  18. So it's okay for them to do stereotypical nearing-racist stuff but if their oppositions do it they will scream bloody murder? Give Yang some respect btw, he doesn't play these games. Trevor Noah is a privledged tool.

  19. This is comedy central. If you guys are looking for a real interview, go to joe rogan, ben shapiro, and other platform. I am a YangGang and I thought this was hilarious . At least Daily Show got his name out there for you.

  20. I've lost a lot of respect for the media…I realize this is a comedy show…but please how about highlughting the thought provoking solutions and ideas this intelligent and innovative man has

  21. Come on guys, I love Yang, but this was funny as hell. Yeah sure viewers won’t be able to get his full message from this, but it will get many people to look him up and find out his real ideas. Yang signed up for this, he’s got a sense of humour. If he can take a joke so can we. Even so, at least this video demonstrates a few things about him, namely he does not run on identity politics, he’s for UBI, he recognizes the threat of automation but he’s not for hindering the progress of such technology.

    Also this is a comedy show. If yang didn’t want to help make comedy he wouldn’t have come on the show

  22. This is the guy that I would prefer to win out of all the candidates if and only if (🦅 Trump 🇺🇸) wasn't able to serve another 4 years in the Oval . Tap here if you agree👇

  23. Okay, while it does suck a whole lot of ass that Andrew Yang is regarded as a joke, and that he was misrepresented (literally part of the joke was that some old dude shit on UBI and Andrew wasn't allowed to defend it), at least he's getting some publicity.

  24. What a shitty fucking video. This is seriously fucking awful, everyone involved should be ashamed. This is the type of shit the people from Idiocracy would cheer for. Absolutely shameful. Yang 2020.

  25. they never ask where the money for corporate subsidies and tax cuts come from…
    The UBI + VAT = INVESTMENT IN THE PEOPLE. With the money circulating within the country, it'll essentially pay for itself.

  26. This is my second time watching this video. It’s pretty funny but Andrew Yang does need to be taken seriously and his freedom dividend and democracy dollars are excellent idea. Vote Yang 2020!

  27. God!!! This show is so well done!!! I’m dying of laughter 😂🤣 I wonder if he could interview Trump.

  28. Won't giving everyone $1k a month raise the cost of housing? More people will be able to afford rentals for a short period, but as demand rises, landlords will raise the rates and we'll be back to paying an atrocious amount of income just to not be homeless.

  29. If. Yang YANG
    Becames President USA2020
    Let's. Hope. Yang YANG makes
    Us new fresh smile !
    Citizens. Of. USA. PDX. L.A SANFRAN

  30. Most of us know it’s funny and serious at the same time. That’s the way this show is. Can’t take everything seriously like the others who are just so serious and stressed out. This is just 1 thing that makes Andrew Yang unique out of all the others. He’s been so professional in ALL his interviews weather serious or joking. The message still lands with the people. That’s how good AY is.
    #yanggang #yangbeatstrump #yang2020

  31. Haha, this video explained a lot of what 60% (not real statistics) of people is using to vote on. Listen to what Chieng is saying and relate it to the social issues of people voting habit and reasoning and ya get why Chieng is bringing up such a matter in such a roundabout way.

  32. At first, I wondered why this video had so many dislikes. Now I understand. It’s okay to be funny, but you’ve done nothing with this but insult people who like Yang. Disappointing.

  33. If y’all are TRUE Yang supporters…you’ll know that his strategy is get attention so you’ll look him up…🤦‍♂️🤷‍♂️

  34. You guys realize this is comedy Central right?
    The Daily Show?
    The show that does unserious segments on serious people?

  35. I give a thumb down on this shitting set up interview. Yang is a presidential candidate, and they should give him a proper interview!

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