Democratic presidential candidate 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 said he would consider taking the No. 2 spot on the party ticket if former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook MORE wins the nomination.
Yang, a tech entrepreneur, told Yahoo News that Biden has spoken with him about the threat of automation taking away jobs, the issues that Yang has centered much of his campaign around addressing.
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“He actually came to me and said he’s very concerned about the fourth industrial revolution and that if we automate away the jobs, it’s going to be a fundamental threat to the middle class. And that made me really excited because I was like, ‘Wow, Joe is listening,’” Yang told Yahoo News in an interview published Monday.
Yang said he’d consider being a running mate on any of his opponent’s tickets.
“I’m going to help get Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE out of office and help us win, and that’s in any capacity,” Yang said. “Certainly, I want to be the nominee myself, but if I’m part of the team, I’ll do my part for sure. If any of the candidates prevails and asks me to be their running mate, of course I would take a very long, hard look at it.”
He also said he’d be open to having a number of his current or former opponents serve in a Yang administration if he emerges as the nominee.
“I share text messages with half a dozen of the other candidates. I would work with many of them. And as president, I can’t wait to enlist many of them to join the cabinet,” Yang told Yahoo News.