“The View” co-host Meghan McCainMeghan Marguerite McCainMeghan McCain slams Cuomo, de Blasio as ‘an utter disgrace’ following another night of unrest in NYC Crowds flock to Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks over Memorial Day weekend CNN’s Cuomo pulls out massive cotton swab to tease brother after live COVID-19 test MORE praised entrepreneur Andrew YangAndrew YangGeorge Floyd protests show corporations must support racial and economic equality Andrew Yang discusses his universal basic income pilot program Andrew Yang on the George Floyd protests in Minneapolis 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 WarrenWarren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Joint Chiefs chairman says he regrets participating in Trump photo-op | GOP senators back Joint Chiefs chairman who voiced regret over Trump photo-op | Senate panel approves 0B defense policy bill Trump on collision course with Congress over bases with Confederate names MORE (D-Mass.) sparred on the topic of automation and its effect on the U.S. job market in the debate.


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.