Trump Visits Michigan To Discuss Auto Industry, Future Of Manufacturing
President Donald Trump will visit automotive industry leaders in Detroit Wednesday, and announce a formal review of vehicle fuel efficiency rules the Obama administration implemented.
Trump will meet with the CEOs of General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler during his visit to the American Center for Mobility in Ypsilanti, Mich., just outside of Detroit. The president will also meet with officials representing Japanese and German automakers as well, according to Reuters.
The president tweeted his anticipation, promising to bring back car production to the Great Lakes State.
Will be going to Detroit, Michigan (love), today for a big meeting on bringing back car production to State & U.S. Already happening!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 15, 2017
The Trump administration has decided to review the feasibility of the new vehicle emissions rules, which automakers say would be too expensive and could cost jobs.
Trump will visit an autonomous vehicle testing site, hold a round table with auto executives and then speak to autoworkers and others at the suburban Detroit facility.
The new administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, and the new secretary of the Department of Transportation, Elaine Chao will accompany the president on his visit.
Secretary Chao and I are ready to travel with President Trump to Michigan today to deliver good news to American workers and consumers. pic.twitter.com/wlRtnUuaZK
— Administrator Pruitt (@EPAScottPruitt) March 15, 2017
The autonomous vehicles testing site at Willow Run is still yet to be completed, with plans to include a 2.5 mile test track and surrounding test area. Willow Run, a manufacturing complex outside of Detroit, was constructed during World War II for the mass production of wartime aircraft.
The Willow Run facility famously completed a new aircraft bomber every hour.
The president is scheduled to appear on the Fox News program, “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” at 9:00 p.m. ET Wednesday.
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