President Trump Talks Auto Industry and Trade: “Get the damn plants open!”

President Trump Talks Auto Industry and Trade: “Get the damn plants open!”


and I don’t know if you know it or not Michigan but Mexico took about 30 percent of your car business not when I was here when I’m here then it’s going the other way 30 percent and if we close the border that means we’re not taking those cars into our country and what does that mean that means you’re gonna make more cars right here in the good old USA that’s what it does it’s all very simple people try and make it too complicated so very simple one of the gravest threats to the survival of the US auto industry was the job-killing sovereignty reking trans-pacific partnership was going to decimate your industry that’s why one of my very first acts in office was to withdraw our country from that horrible potentially disastrous trade deal and stop the offshoring of Michigan jobs although as we go to pre NAFTA we don’t go to NAFTA we go to pre NAFTA that was just ok with me I was ok with that a short time later I traveled to Detroit to cancel burdensome regulations that unfairly harmed the Motor City was getting decimated we renegotiated the us-korea trade agreement to double the American auto exports to Korea we doubled them they were not happy about it and to stop the cheap foreign pickup trucks from flooding our market that’s your best market you know why because we have a chicken tax we have a tariff 25 percent and that’s why it’s your best market because they can’t come in here and take away your business and take away your jobs they weren’t thrilled but that’s okay under my administration we live by two simple rules by American and higher America and we’re already seeing the results since the election we’ve created more than 55,000 brand-new motor vehicle nor doe parts jobs in our country 55,000 Fiat Chrysler just announced a 4.5 billion dollar investment in Michigan including the first new auto plant in Detroit in over a generation and Florida’s just announced a 1 billion dollar investment just outside of Chicago as well as additional 900 million dollars going right here in Michigan [Music] and I’ve been a little bit disappointed with them because everyone else is coming in but General Motors did just announce a 300 million dollar investment at its Orion assembly plant here in Michigan right now but I’m also fighting with General Motors and the UAW to take swift action on the GM plants at a Hamtramck and Warren Michigan and Lordstown Ohio get the damn plants open everyone else is coming in get them open now so with companies like Chrysler and Ford and Toyota and Volkswagen all investing heavily in America and heavily in the state of Michigan we think General Motors will soon be doing the same I really do believe it you know they went before my time they went to China they spent a lot of money building stuff they went to Mexico they spent a lot of money building stuff that’s not helping us much so we think they’re going to come around


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