Big 3 to DC: Auto CEOs must remind Trump of consumers’ needs
Building more U.S.-based plant capacity, as the president wants, could lead to unintended consequences that jeopardize the automakers’ financial health, putting more jobs at risk.
Michelle Krebs, Opinion Contributor
It was no surprise that Detroit’s auto chiefs were among the first to visit newly-minted President Trump, who had taken shots at them throughout his campaign regarding jobs and Mexican-based vehicle production.
The Detroit CEOs, who represent Ford, General Motors (GM) and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), had to see this day coming. They arrived Tuesday at the White House under starkly different circumstances than their predecessors.