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  • I HAVE HIM HERE WITH ME NOW, THANK YOU FOR JOINING US.

  • THANK YOU FOR JOINING US. FRANCIS, I'M GOING TO TALK WITH

  • FRANCIS, I'M GOING TO TALK WITH ANDREW, LET HIM SPEAK FOR

  • ANDREW, LET HIM SPEAK FOR HIMSELF.

  • HIMSELF. AS YOU SPOKE TODAY, MR. YANG,

  • AS YOU SPOKE TODAY, MR. YANG, YOU TALK TO AN AUDIENCE MOSTLY

  • YOU TALK TO AN AUDIENCE MOSTLY AFRICAN-AMERICAN, YOU HAVE

  • AFRICAN-AMERICAN, YOU HAVE DISTINGUISHED YOURSELF IN THE

  • DISTINGUISHED YOURSELF IN THE CAMPAIGN AS BEING THE OPPOSITE

  • CAMPAIGN AS BEING THE OPPOSITE OF DONALD TRUMP.

  • OF DONALD TRUMP. WHAT IS YOUR SPECIFIC APPEAL TO

  • WHAT IS YOUR SPECIFIC APPEAL TO SOUTHERN AND AFRICAN-AMERICAN

  • SOUTHERN AND AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOTERS NATIONALLY IN YOUR

  • VOTERS NATIONALLY IN YOUR OPINION.

  • OPINION. >> A FREEDOM DIVIDEND OF $1,000

  • >> A FREEDOM DIVIDEND OF $1,000 A MONTH, WHICH WILL BE

  • A MONTH, WHICH WILL BE TRANSFORMATIVE FOR MANY PEOPLE

  • TRANSFORMATIVE FOR MANY PEOPLE IN THE SOUTH AND WOULD GO A

  • IN THE SOUTH AND WOULD GO A LONGER WAY IN COMMUNITIES THAT

  • LONGER WAY IN COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE LOWER ACCESS TO CAPITAL AND

  • HAVE LOWER ACCESS TO CAPITAL AND TO JOB OPPORTUNITIES WHICH

  • TO JOB OPPORTUNITIES WHICH UNFORTUNATELY OVERLAPS WITH MANY

  • UNFORTUNATELY OVERLAPS WITH MANY BLACK COMMUNITIES BOTH HERE IN

  • BLACK COMMUNITIES BOTH HERE IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND AROUND THE

  • SOUTH CAROLINA AND AROUND THE COUNTRY.

  • COUNTRY. AND THE FREEDOM DIVIDEND IS

  • AND THE FREEDOM DIVIDEND IS SOMETHING THAT MARTIN LUTHER

  • SOMETHING THAT MARTIN LUTHER KING WAS FIGHTING FOR IN 1967

  • KING WAS FIGHTING FOR IN 1967 AND 1968.

  • AND 1968. AND WHEN HE FOUGHT FOR IT, HE

  • AND WHEN HE FOUGHT FOR IT, HE SAID, LOOK, THIS SHUN THE BE FOR

  • SAID, LOOK, THIS SHUN THE BE FOR ANY PARTICULAR SUBSET OF

  • ANY PARTICULAR SUBSET OF AMERICANS BECAUSE POOR BLACKS

  • AMERICANS BECAUSE POOR BLACKS AND POOR WHITES HAVE COMMON

  • AND POOR WHITES HAVE COMMON CAUSE TO MAKE.

  • CAUSE TO MAKE. I'M HAPPY TO SAY THAT THE

  • I'M HAPPY TO SAY THAT THE FREEDOM DIVIDEND IS ATTRACTING

  • FREEDOM DIVIDEND IS ATTRACTING SUPPORT FROM DIFFERENT

  • SUPPORT FROM DIFFERENT COMMUNITIES.

  • COMMUNITIES. CERTAINLY HERE IN SOUTH

  • CERTAINLY HERE IN SOUTH CAROLINA, IT'S THE REASON WHY

  • CAROLINA, IT'S THE REASON WHY I'M INCREASING IN POPULARITY

  • I'M INCREASING IN POPULARITY HERE.

  • HERE. >> YOU SAID YOU WOULD SIGN HR-40

  • >> YOU SAID YOU WOULD SIGN HR-40 IF YOU WERE PRESIDENT, BUT

  • IF YOU WERE PRESIDENT, BUT YOU'RE SAYING THIS $1,000 IS A

  • YOU'RE SAYING THIS $1,000 IS A WAY -- OR INCENTIVE TO DO WHAT,

  • WAY -- OR INCENTIVE TO DO WHAT, WHAT IS THE REASONING?

  • WHAT IS THE REASONING? BECAUSE OF THE ECONOMIC NEEDS OF

  • BECAUSE OF THE ECONOMIC NEEDS OF PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN

  • PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN IMPOVERISHED OR IS IT FOR -- YOU

  • IMPOVERISHED OR IS IT FOR -- YOU HOPE TO IN MANY WAYS ENCOURAGE

  • HOPE TO IN MANY WAYS ENCOURAGE THEM TO DO ENTREPRENEURSHIP?

  • THEM TO DO ENTREPRENEURSHIP? BE SPECIFIC ON WHAT YOU ENVISION

  • BE SPECIFIC ON WHAT YOU ENVISION THIS $1,000 WOULD DO?

  • THIS $1,000 WOULD DO? >> HERE IN SOUTH CAROLINA, IF

  • >> HERE IN SOUTH CAROLINA, IF YOU CAN IMAGINE EVERY ADULT

  • YOU CAN IMAGINE EVERY ADULT RECEIVING 1,000 A MONTH.

  • RECEIVING 1,000 A MONTH. IT WOULD GROW THE CONSUMER

  • IT WOULD GROW THE CONSUMER ECONOMY OF THIS STATE BY ABOUT

  • ECONOMY OF THIS STATE BY ABOUT 14%.

  • 14%. IT WOULD CREATE TENS OF

  • IT WOULD CREATE TENS OF THOUSANDS OF JOBS RIGHT HERE IN

  • THOUSANDS OF JOBS RIGHT HERE IN THE COMMUNITIES.

  • THE COMMUNITIES. WHAT WOULD PEOPLE SPEND THE

  • WHAT WOULD PEOPLE SPEND THE MONEY ON?

  • MONEY ON? TUTORING FOR THEIR KIDS AND CAR

  • TUTORING FOR THEIR KIDS AND CAR REPAIRS THEY'VE BEEN PUTTING

  • REPAIRS THEY'VE BEEN PUTTING OFF.

  • OFF. THE OCCASIONAL NIGHT OUT.

  • THE OCCASIONAL NIGHT OUT. EACH OF THOSE BUSINESSES ENDS UP

  • EACH OF THOSE BUSINESSES ENDS UP HIRING MORE PEOPLE RIGHT HERE IN

  • HIRING MORE PEOPLE RIGHT HERE IN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY, AND THAT

  • THE LOCAL COMMUNITY, AND THAT CREATES JOB GROWTH.

  • CREATES JOB GROWTH. >> BASICALLY FOR THEM TO USE IT

  • >> BASICALLY FOR THEM TO USE IT FOR THEIR CONSUMER ITEMS AND

  • FOR THEIR CONSUMER ITEMS AND OTHER THINGS?

  • OTHER THINGS? >> OR AS YOU SUGGEST,

  • >> OR AS YOU SUGGEST, ENTREPRENEURSHIP.

  • ENTREPRENEURSHIP. HOW MANY AMERICANS WOULD TAKE A

  • HOW MANY AMERICANS WOULD TAKE A SHOT AT STARTING A BUSINESS IF

  • SHOT AT STARTING A BUSINESS IF THEY WERE GETTING $1,000 A MONTH

  • THEY WERE GETTING $1,000 A MONTH AND THEY KNEW THEY WEREN'T GOING

  • AND THEY KNEW THEY WEREN'T GOING TO STARVE TO DEATH IF THE

  • TO STARVE TO DEATH IF THE BUSINESS DIDN'T WORK OUT.

  • BUSINESS DIDN'T WORK OUT. WE'D SEE A MASSIVE CAT LIST FOR

  • WE'D SEE A MASSIVE CAT LIST FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN ARTS,

  • ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN ARTS, CREATIVITY, AND CARE GIVING.

  • CREATIVITY, AND CARE GIVING. AND COACHING AND NURTURING, ALL

  • AND COACHING AND NURTURING, ALL THE THINGS THAT PEOPLE WANT TO

  • THE THINGS THAT PEOPLE WANT TO DO INTRINSICALLY, BUT FEEL LIKE

  • DO INTRINSICALLY, BUT FEEL LIKE THEY DON'T HAVE THE MEANS TO

  • THEY DON'T HAVE THE MEANS TO SUPPORT.

  • SUPPORT. >> WHERE WOULD THIS MONEY COME

  • >> WHERE WOULD THIS MONEY COME FROM?

  • FROM? HOW WOULD YOU GET THIS?

  • HOW WOULD YOU GET THIS? WHERE WOULD YOU BE ABLE TO GET

  • WHERE WOULD YOU BE ABLE TO GET THE $12,000 A YEAR.

  • THE $12,000 A YEAR. >> IF YOU LOOK UP AMAZON, OUR

  • >> IF YOU LOOK UP AMAZON, OUR TRILLION DOLLAR TECH COMPANY IS

  • TRILLION DOLLAR TECH COMPANY IS PAYING ZERO IN TAXES, WHILE IT'S

  • PAYING ZERO IN TAXES, WHILE IT'S LEADING TO THE CLOSING OF 30% OF

  • LEADING TO THE CLOSING OF 30% OF AMERICAN MALLS AND MAIN STREET

  • AMERICAN MALLS AND MAIN STREET STORES.

  • STORES. IF YOU HAVE A MECHANISM WHERE WE

  • IF YOU HAVE A MECHANISM WHERE WE GET EVEN A TINY SLIVER OF EVERY

  • GET EVEN A TINY SLIVER OF EVERY AMAZON TRANSACTION, EVERY GOOGLE

  • AMAZON TRANSACTION, EVERY GOOGLE SEARCH, EVERY FACEBOOK AD.

  • SEARCH, EVERY FACEBOOK AD. YOU CAN GENERATE HUNDREDS OF

  • YOU CAN GENERATE HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS IN NEW REVENUE, WHICH

  • BILLIONS IN NEW REVENUE, WHICH COMBINED WITH THE INCREASE IN

  • COMBINED WITH THE INCREASE IN CONSUMER BUYING POWER, WHICH

  • CONSUMER BUYING POWER, WHICH WOULD GROW THE ECONOMY, DIRECT

  • WOULD GROW THE ECONOMY, DIRECT SAVINGS ON THINGS LIKE

  • SAVINGS ON THINGS LIKE INCARCERATION, HOMELESSNESS

  • INCARCERATION, HOMELESSNESS SERVICES, EMERGENCY ROOM HEALTH

  • SERVICES, EMERGENCY ROOM HEALTH CARE.

  • CARE. ENTHE VALAND THE VALUE GAME FROM

  • ENTHE VALAND THE VALUE GAME FROM HAVING A MORE HEALTHY POPULATION

  • HAVING A MORE HEALTHY POPULATION IS ENOUGH TO PAY A DIVIDEND OF

  • IS ENOUGH TO PAY A DIVIDEND OF $1,000 A MONTH.

  • $1,000 A MONTH. >> WHERE ARE IN TERMS OF

  • >> WHERE ARE IN TERMS OF CRIMINAL JUST REFORM.

  • CRIMINAL JUST REFORM. WHAT'S THE YANG PROPOSAL IN

  • WHAT'S THE YANG PROPOSAL IN TERMS OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE?

  • TERMS OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE? >> I'M CERTAINLY IN DIRECT

  • >> I'M CERTAINLY IN DIRECT OPPOSITION TO PRESIDENT TRUMP ON

  • OPPOSITION TO PRESIDENT TRUMP ON THOSE LEVELS, I THINK WE SHOULD

  • THOSE LEVELS, I THINK WE SHOULD GET RID OF ALL PRIVATE PRISONS.

  • GET RID OF ALL PRIVATE PRISONS. IT MAKES NO SENSE TO HAVE

  • IT MAKES NO SENSE TO HAVE PRISONS THAT HAVE A PROFIT

  • PRISONS THAT HAVE A PROFIT MOTIVATION.

  • MOTIVATION. THEY PROFIT MORE FROM THE SHODDY

  • THEY PROFIT MORE FROM THE SHODDY TREATMENT OF INMATES, SO WE NEED

  • TREATMENT OF INMATES, SO WE NEED TO GET RID OF PRIVATE PRISONS,

  • TO GET RID OF PRIVATE PRISONS, WE NEED TO GET RID OF THIS CASH

  • WE NEED TO GET RID OF THIS CASH BAIL SYSTEM.

  • BAIL SYSTEM. WE'RE THROWING PEOPLE INTO JAIL

  • WE'RE THROWING PEOPLE INTO JAIL FOR BEING POOR.

  • FOR BEING POOR. WE NEED TO WORK ON INVESTING IN

  • WE NEED TO WORK ON INVESTING IN COMMUNITY POLICING INITIATIVES

  • COMMUNITY POLICING INITIATIVES TO TRY TO BUILD UP SOME SORT OF

  • TO TRY TO BUILD UP SOME SORT OF GENUINE TRUST.

  • GENUINE TRUST. I KNOW IT'S A VERY TALL ORDER,

  • I KNOW IT'S A VERY TALL ORDER, IT MIGHT BE HARD TO ACHIEVE IN

  • IT MIGHT BE HARD TO ACHIEVE IN SOME AREAS, BUT WE NEED TO TRY

  • SOME AREAS, BUT WE NEED TO TRY TO REBUILD SOME FORM OF

  • TO REBUILD SOME FORM OF RELATIONSHIP AND THE ENFORCEMENT

  • RELATIONSHIP AND THE ENFORCEMENT COMMUNITIES THEY'RE MEANT TO

  • COMMUNITIES THEY'RE MEANT TO SERVE.

  • SERVE. >> THE DEBATES ARE LESS THAN A

  • >> THE DEBATES ARE LESS THAN A WEEK AWAY.

  • WEEK AWAY. HOW DO YOU THINK YOU DISTINGUISH

  • HOW DO YOU THINK YOU DISTINGUISH YOURSELF FROM THE OTHER

  • YOURSELF FROM THE OTHER CANDIDATES WITHOUT APPEARING TO

  • CANDIDATES WITHOUT APPEARING TO BE DIVISIVE.

  • BE DIVISIVE. >> MOST AMERICANS ARE FINDING

  • >> MOST AMERICANS ARE FINDING OUT ABOUT ME AND THE CAMPAIGN.

  • OUT ABOUT ME AND THE CAMPAIGN. IT WOULD BE A LOUSY USE OF AIR

  • IT WOULD BE A LOUSY USE OF AIR TIME IF I WERE TO SPEND MY

  • TIME IF I WERE TO SPEND MY LIMITED AIR TIME THROWING ROCKS

  • LIMITED AIR TIME THROWING ROCKS AT OTHER CANDIDATES.

  • AT OTHER CANDIDATES. I'M GOING TO BE SPENDING MY TIME

  • I'M GOING TO BE SPENDING MY TIME INTRODUCEING MYSELF, MY IDEAS FO

  • INTRODUCEING MYSELF, MY IDEAS FO A TRICKLE UP ECONOMY.

  • A TRICKLE UP ECONOMY. AND I BELIEVE OUR POPULARITY IS

  • AND I BELIEVE OUR POPULARITY IS GOING TO GROW AND GROW.

  • GOING TO GROW AND GROW. >> YOU'RE NOT GOING TO THROW MUD

  • >> YOU'RE NOT GOING TO THROW MUD AT OTHER CANDIDATES?

  • AT OTHER CANDIDATES? YOU'RE GOING TO REALLY BUILD UP