1/24/17 NBC News
President Donald Trump will meet with the CEOs of the Detroit Three automakers in the Oval Office Tuesday morning, and it’s expected there will be plenty on the agenda.
Trump has put a lot of emphasis on the auto industry since launching his campaign in 2015, notably taking shots at the largest of the two domestic makers for importing cars from Mexico. He has threatened to enact a “big border tax,” according to a tweet fired at General Motors earlier this month, scuttled the Trans-Pacific trade pact, and advised both Mexico and Canada of his plan to renegotiate the NAFTA deal.
While industry officials worry about the impact of new trade barriers, they’re also hoping to get a sympathetic ear from the new president on a variety of their own concerns, including corporate taxes and government regulations like the tough Corporate Average Fuel Economy, or CAFE, mandate the EPA reaffirmed in the final hours of the Obama administration.