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'Assault on auto industry' is over: Trump

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 01:15

To a cheering crowd in Ypsilanti, Michigan, President Trump said he would ensure that regulations would protect auto industry jobs and factories. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered a review of tough U.S. vehicle fuel-efficiency standards put in place by the Obama administration, handing a victory to auto industry executives and provoking criticism from Democrats and environmental groups. In a move widely seen as a preamble to loosening fuel standards, Trump told an audience of cheering union workers at Ypsilanti, Michigan, he would "ensure that any regulations we have protect and defend your jobs, your factories," and promised he would encourage growth in the U.S. auto sector. "The assault on the American auto industry is over," Trump said, standing in front of a banner that read "Buy American-Hire American." Trump added that the White House is "setting up a task force in every federal agency to identify and remove any regulation that undermines American auto production."

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'Assault on auto industry' is over: Trump

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 01:15