IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG) - A democrat running for President in 2020 stopped in eastern Iowa today- saying he plans to win because of his ideas to make people's lives better.
Andrew Yang made his final stop of his ninth trip to Iowa at the Yacht Club in Iowa City, speaking as a part of a live recording of a podcast. (Aaron Scheinblum, KCRG)
Andrew Yang made stops across eastern Iowa Wednesday, including stops in Cedar Rapids, Coralville, and finishing up at the Yacht Club in Iowa City.
He says despite no background in politics, he said his entrepreneurial background will help him create a trickle-up economy to make the economy work best for everyone.
Yang says he is confident his campaign will lead him to a win in the election next year.
"The reason why I think my campaign is going to go all the way to the White House is I'm focused on solutions that would actually improve people's lives right here in Iowa," Yang said. "Including a 'Freedom Dividend' of $1,000 per every American adult, every single month."
Yang has run with his plan to implement a "Universal Basic Income," which he defines as "a form of social security that guarantees a certain amount of money to every citizen within a given governed population, without having to pass a test or fulfill a work requirement."
Yang said he is gaining support with every stop, and is excited for the potential opportunity to become the next President of the United States.
Wednesday marked the end of Yang's ninth visit to Iowa since his campaign began.