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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“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 WarrenJuan Williams: Honesty, homophobia and Mayor Pete Trump DACA fight hits Supreme Court Democrats on edge as Iowa points to chaotic race 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.