President Trump led a roundtable discussion with automobile industry leaders in Detroit. He criticized what he sees as a broken promise by the Obama administration to the auto industry. Obama had promised automakers he would review tougher fuel efficiency standards set for the industry. But brought the new standards in anyway, just before leaving office.
“The Obama administration 11th hour executive actions we’re going back, and they really did go back on a promise, and it would have, I think, destroyed or further destroyed the automotive industry. Imposing painful new restrictions on the American automobile production lines and undermining our ability to compete with other countries,” Trump said.
Now Trump is focusing on rebuilding the industry, pledging to review the fuel efficiency standards again, but there is one condition. Trump told auto CEO’s, “We’re going to do some wonderful work with you, but you have to come back and give us big numbers in terms of jobs.”
The heads of General Motors, Ford, and Fiat-Chrysler were all in attendance.