Americans increasingly feel like they are working harder and they're not getting ahead, and no matter who wins the 2020 election their problems will still be there, Democratic candidate Andrew Yang said Monday.
"That to me is a central issue that got Donald Trump elected, and it's still with us," Yang told MSNBC's "Morning Joe."
"We have to focus on the solutions that we're going to improve the people's lives on the ground because they don't feel like their work is getting them where they want to go."
But both parties share the responsibility to what has been happening, including where it concerns unions and technological changes that have affected the workplace, said Yang.
"If you look at the share of wealth and income that's accrued to the top of our society, and it's going on through the Democratic and the Republican administrations, Americans do mistrust now that the system is working for them," said Yang. "That's very, very hard to get back. You can't magically reconstitute trust."
Yang also on Monday commented on gun violence legislation, saying he favors technology that would include recognition systems on weapons that "essentially knows it's the owner, based on the size of the hand. It's not a fingerprint thing, but the dimensions of your hand. Then if someone tries to fire the gun, it doesn't work."
He said he knows the plan "sounds very James Bondish," but the technology has been available for some time.
"It's just the gun manufacturers haven't felt it was good for their businesses to have this," said Yang.
It would be an optional plan, he said, but gun owners would "love that" because it would be safer for their children."
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