Meghan McCain praises Yang for starting conversation on automation: 'It's incredibly impressive'

Meghan McCain praises Yang for starting conversation on automation: 'It's incredibly impressive'
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“The View” co-host Meghan McCainMeghan Marguerite McCainMeghan McCain blasts NY Times: 'Everyone already knows how much you despise' conservative women Sanders aide hits 'millionaires on "The View"' after segment on Warren dispute Meghan McCain blasts Trump for 'bullying widows at a public rallies' MORE praised entrepreneur Andrew YangAndrew YangSanders joins Biden atop 2020 Democratic field: poll Sanders holds four-point lead on Biden in new California poll Yang highlights outsider status in Iowa ad ahead of caucuses MORE for introducing the topic of mass automation during Tuesday's Democratic presidential debate in Westerville, Ohio.

“This conversation about automation is all because of @AndrewYang - for a guy with absolutely no political background it's incredibly impressive,” McCain tweeted.

Yang and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenSanders joins Biden atop 2020 Democratic field: poll The Hill's Morning Report - Trump trial begins with clashes, concessions Hillary Clinton tears open wound with her attack on Sanders MORE (D-Mass.) sparred on the topic of automation and its effect on the U.S. job market in the debate.

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Warren said that blaming automation for job losses is a “good story,” but “the data show that we have a lot of problems with losing jobs, but the principle reason has been bad trade policy.”

Yang responded by saying that automation is having a negative effect on jobs.

“Sen. Warren, I’ve been talking to Americans around the country about automation, and they’re smart,” Yang responded.

“They see what’s happening around them, their main street stores are closing, they see a self-serve kiosk in every McDonald’s, every grocery store, every CVS,” he said.

Yang went on to note that 3.5 million truck drivers stood to lose their jobs due to automation in the form of self-driving vehicles.