President Donald Trump meets Tuesday with the CEOs of General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler in the Oval Office. “I want new plants to be built here for cars sold here!” Trump tweeted Tuesday. Trump made a point on the campaign trail of slamming American automakers for importing cars from Mexico and vowed a border tax to prevent companies from moving their assembly plants south. “I need clarity. I think we all need clarity. And we’re not the only ones that need clarity,” Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit earlier this month. The American automakers will likely try to make their case for why it would be a strain to produce all of their cars within the U.S., with some experts estimating Trump’s proposed tariffs and taxes would drive up car prices and leave consumers with fewer options.
Automakers at White House for meeting with Trump:
Craig Glidden GM
Mary Barra GM
Mark Fields Ford
Serge Marchionne Fiat
Ziad Ojakli Ford pic.twitter.com/tgy98fqspT
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) January 24, 2017