AboutTrump.org

(and Biden)

A free searchable database containing over 35,000 curated and sourced quotes by and about Donald J. Trump, in timeline form with context, created in May 2017. We began adding quotes from Joe Biden soon after he became the presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee on June 5, 2020. Therefore, searches on most topics will return more Trump than Biden quotes, but we are continuing to add quotes from both 2020 presidential election candidates through the November 3, 2020 election.

AUTO INDUSTRY/TEXAS: “Great job by @elonmusk in agreeing to build, in TEXAS, what is expected to be the largest auto plant anywhere in the world. He kept his word to me. Texas & @Tesla are big winners. MADE IN THE USA!” ––Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 24, 2020 3:59 am

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AUTO INDUSTRY/ENVIRONMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “My proposal to the politically correct Automobile Companies would lower the average price of a car to consumers by more than $3500, while at the same time making the cars substantially safer. Engines would run smoother. Positive impact on the environment! Foolish executives!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 31, 2020 2:52 pm

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AUTO INDUSTRY/ENVIRONMENT/OBAMA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “My Administration is helping U.S. auto workers by replacing the failed Obama Emissions Rule. Impossible to satisfy its Green New Deal Standard; Lots of unnecessary and expensive penalties to car buyers!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 31, 2020 2:51 pm

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AUTO INDUSTRY/ENVIRONMENT/JOBS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Great news! American families will now be able to buy safer, more affordable, and environmentally friendly cars with our new SAFE VEHICLES RULE. Get rid of those old, unsafe clunkers. Build better and safer American cars and create American jobs. Buy American!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 31, 2020 2:50 pm

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AUTO INDUSTRY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “General Motors MUST immediately open their stupidly abandoned Lordstown plant in Ohio, or some other plant, and START MAKING VENTILATORS, NOW!!!!!! FORD, GET GOING ON VENTILATORS, FAST!!!!!! @GeneralMotors @Ford” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 27, 2020 10:23 am

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AUTO INDUSTRY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “As usual with ‘this’ General Motors, things just never seem to work out. They said they were going to give us 40,000 much needed Ventilators, ‘very quickly’. Now they are saying it will only be 6000, in late April, and they want top dollar. Always a mess with Mary B. Invoke […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Ford, General Motors and Tesla are being given the go ahead to make ventilators and other metal products, FAST! @fema Go for it auto execs, lets see how good you are? @RepMarkMeadows @GOPLeader @senatemajldr” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 22, 2020 9:25 am

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AUTO INDUSTRY/DEMS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “If you like automobiles, how can you vote for a Democrat who all want to get rid of cars, as quickly as possible, especially if they are powered by gasoline. Remember also, no more than one car per family. I, on the other hand, have new plants being built all over […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/DEMS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “If you like automobils, how can you vote for a Democrat who all want to get rid of cars, as quickly as possible, especially if they are powered by gasoline. Remember also, no more than one car per family. I, on the other hand, have new plants being built all over […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/NEW YORK/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Several times a month, ships loaded with used cars leave ports around New York, bound for sale in the Caribbean, West Africa and the Middle East. It is a bustling business that starts with car dealerships and involves auction companies, exporters, freight carriers and shipping lines. Tens of thousands of […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/EPA/LEGISLATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Last April, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler, proclaimed at an auto show here that he would soon roll back President Barack Obama’s stringent fuel efficiency standards. That, the administration contends, would unleash the muscle of the American auto industry. It would also virtually wipe away the government’s biggest […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @IvankaTrump: Today, Honda signed the White House’s #PledgetoAmericasWorkers alongside @Jim_Jordan in Marysville, Ohio, committing to tr…” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, January 22, 2020 12:25 am

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AUTO INDUSTRY/CHINA/ECONOMY/GERMANY/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “For three decades, China’s burgeoning demand for German cars, machines and engineering tools has been a steady engine of growth for Europe’s largest economy, gratefully championed by successive governments in Berlin. But the engine is starting to splutter. China’s economy is slowing, Donald Trump’s ‘America First’ policies are hurting global […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/EU/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration, in a move that could forestall potentially devastating tariffs on foreign automobiles, is in discussions with European carmakers about increasing their investment and employment in the United States. The talks come ahead of a Wednesday deadline for President Trump to decide whether to make good on his threat […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/CALIFORNIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Thank you @GM, @FiatChrysler_NA, @Toyota, and @GloblAutomkrs for standing with us for Better, Cheaper, Safer Cars for Americans. California has treated the Auto Industry very poorly for many years, harming Workers and Consumers. We are fixing this problem! https://t.co/cf6I1e0yjQ” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 30, 2019 12:19 pm

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AUTO INDUSTRY/CALIFORNIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Monday’s [10-28-19] surprise move by General Motors, Toyota and other auto giants to back President Trump in his fight with California over pollution rules came after days of White House pressure to support one of the administration’s biggest efforts to weaken climate regulations. Previously, many automakers had indicated to California that […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/CALIFORNIA/CLIMATE CHANGE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Breaking with some of their biggest rivals, General Motors, Fiat Chrysler and Toyota said Monday they were intervening on the side of the Trump administration in an escalating battle with California over fuel economy standards for automobiles. Their decision pits them against leading competitors, including Honda and Ford, who this […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/CABINET/ENERGY/LOBBYING/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “President Trump likes to say that people in his political orbit come straight out of central casting, ‘tough hombres’ from far beyond the Capital Beltway ready to roil the swamp. Increasingly, though, his cabinet is full of lobbyists. On Friday [10-18-19] came the latest lobbyist elevation. Out went Energy Secretary […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @realDonaldTrump: BIG NEWS by @Hyundai, @Kia, and @Aptiv on a 4 BILLION DOLLAR joint venture to develop autonomous driving technologies…” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 1, 2019 5:07 am

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AUTO INDUSTRY/JOBS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “BIG NEWS by @Hyundai, @Kia, and @Aptiv on a 4 BILLION DOLLAR joint venture to develop autonomous driving technologies in the USA. That’s a lot of $$ and JOBS! Great jobs coming back to America!!”  –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 30, 2019 2:08 pm

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ATTORNEY GENERAL/AUTO INDUSTRY/CALIFORNIA/DEMS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Two U.S. Democratic lawmakers on Thursday [9-19-19] asked the White House to turn over documents that would show if President Donald Trump interfered or directed a Justice Department antitrust probe of four automakers that struck voluntary agreements with California to reduce tailpipe emissions, according to a letter seen by […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/CALIFORNIA/EPA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump’s administration said on Thursday [9-19-19] it is revoking California’s authority to set its own auto tailpipe emissions standards and require some zero-emission vehicles, a move certain to spark a legal battle between federal officials and the most populous state over the future of U.S. vehicles. U.S. Environmental Protection […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/JOBS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….far safer and much less expensive. Many more cars will be produced under the new and uniform standard, meaning significantly more JOBS, JOBS, JOBS! Automakers should seize this opportunity because without this alternative to California, you will be out of business.” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 18, 2019 10:19 am

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AUTO INDUSTRY/CALIFORNIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “…. advantage, and also due to the fact that older, highly polluting cars, will be replaced by new, extremely environmentally friendly cars. There will be very little difference in emissions between the California Standard and the new U.S. Standard, but the cars will be…” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 18, 2019 10:19 […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/CALIFORNIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump Administration is revoking California’s Federal Waiver on emissions in order to produce far less expensive cars for the consumer, while at the same time making the cars substantially SAFER. This will lead to more production because of this pricing and safety……” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 18, 2019 10:19 am

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AUTO INDUSTRY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Here we go again with General Motors and the United Auto Workers. Get together and make a deal!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 15, 2019 5:54 pm

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AUTO INDUSTRY/CALIFORNIA/ENVIRONMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration is opening new fronts in its legal war with California and much of the auto industry over clean air rules, taking steps toward punishing two of the major opponents of the president’s efforts to roll back Obama-era regulations. The administration’s tactics include an expected effort to strip away […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/CALIFORNIA/ENVIRONMENT/EPA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump is strongly considering a plan to revoke California’s legal authority to set state tailpipe pollution standards that are stricter than federal regulations, according to three people familiar with the matter. The potential challenge to California’s authority, which would be a stinging broadside to the state’s governor and environmentalists, has […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @SenCapito: Highlights from today’s @HINOTRUCKSUSA visit 🚛🚚 Although #WV has a vibrant automotive industrial cluster, this facility is t…”  –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 31, 2019 7:11 am

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AUTO INDUSTRY/CHINA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “General Motors, which was once the Giant of Detroit, is now one of the smallest auto manufacturers there. They moved major plants to China, BEFORE I CAME INTO OFFICE. This was done despite the saving help given them by the USA. Now they should start moving back to America again?” –Donald […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/CALIFORNIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Henry Ford would be very disappointed if he saw his modern-day descendants wanting to build a much more expensive car, that is far less safe and doesn’t work as well, because execs don’t want to fight California regulators. Car companies should know….” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 21, 2019 6:01 pm

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AUTO INDUSTRY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Legendary Henry Ford and Alfred P. Sloan, the Founders of Ford Motor Company and General Motors, are ‘rolling over’ at the weakness of current car company executives willing to spend more money on a car that is not as safe or good, and cost $3,000 more to consumers. Crazy!”  –Donald […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/ENVIRONMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “My proposal to the politically correct Automobile Companies would lower the average price of a car to consumers by more than $3000, while at the same time making the cars substantially safer. Engines would run smoother. Very little impact on the environment! Foolish executives!”  –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 21, 2019 8:38 […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @VP: Under @POTUS’ leadership, the auto industry is roaring back in MI! This year alone, GM announced it will add 400 jobs, Ford has an…” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 20, 2019 8:16 am

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AUTO INDUSTRY/DEMS/ENERGY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @GOPChairwoman: While 2020 Democrats like Joe Biden threaten to eliminate all fossil fuels and wipe out Michigan’s auto industry, @realD…” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 11, 2019 10:52 pm

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AUTO INDUSTRY/CALIFORNIA/CLIMATE CHANGE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Four of the world’s largest automakers have struck a deal with California to reduce automobile emissions, siding with the state in its fight with President Trump over one of his most consequential regulatory rollbacks. In coming weeks, the Trump administration is expected to all but eliminate an Obama-era regulation designed […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/MEXICO/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….companies to come to the USA and to get companies that have left us for other lands to COME BACK HOME. We stupidly lost 30% of our auto business to Mexico. If the Tariffs went on at the higher level, they would all come back, and fast. But very happy with […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/CANADA/CLIMATE CHANGE/ENVIRONMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Canada has signaled a willingness to buck one of President Trump’s most significant environmental rollbacks — a major weakening of auto pollution standards — by signing a clean-car deal with California, the state leading the fight against the rollback. Wednesday’s [6-26-19] Agreement, which pledges to advance the use of clean […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/MEXICO/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “…Companies to come to the U.S.A and to get companies that have left us for other lands to come back home. We stupidly lost 30% of our auto business to Mexico. If the Tariffs went on at the higher level, they would all come back, and pass. But very happy with […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/ENVIRONMENT/EPA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Seventeen major automakers urged President Donald Trump on Thursday [6-6-19] to moderate his administration’s plan to freeze auto emissions standards and avoid a clash with California over rules designed to promote more efficient vehicles. The message from automakers comes just weeks before a final rule attacking the state and rolling back […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/ENVIRONMENT/REGULATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The world’s largest automakers warned President Trump on Thursday [6-6-19] that one of his most sweeping deregulatory efforts — his plan to weaken tailpipe pollution standards — threatens to cut their profits and produce ‘untenable’ instability in a crucial manufacturing sector. In a letter signed by 17 companies including Ford, General […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/DRUGS/MEXICO/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “In order not to pay Tariffs, if they start rising, companies will leave Mexico, which has taken 30% of our Auto Industry, and come back home to the USA. Mexico must take back their country from the drug lords and cartels. The Tariff is about stopping drugs as well as illegals!” […]

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ASIA/AUTO INDUSTRY/EU/MEXICO/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Tariff Man has struck again. US stock futures and global stock markets, including shares of Asian and European automakers, tumbled Friday [5-31-19] after President Donald Trump said the United States will impose a 5% tariff on all Mexican imports. Japan’s Nikkei (N225) slumped 1.6%, while South Korea’s KOSPI (KOSPI) was mostly […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/EU/JAPAN/NATIONAL SECURITY/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Friday [5-17-19] delayed by six months a series of tariffs on foreign cars from Europe and Japan, pushing back the aggressive move to give negotiators more time to reach broad trade agreements. Trump administration officials have determined that auto imports ‘threaten to impair the national security of the United […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/EU/JAPAN/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Friday [5-17-19] delayed a decision to slap duties or quota restrictions on imports of automobiles and auto parts, but said he still has the right to impose them in another six months as his administration pursues trade deals with the European Union and Japan…Trump has been considering […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/JOBS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “It has all the elements of a classic Trump tale: intervention with an otherwise heartless company, a saved factory in the heartland, and assurances that old-school manufacturing jobs would be preserved. On Wednesday [5-8-19], the factory in question was the General Motors plant in Lordstown, Ohio. Mr. Trump announced that it […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “General Motors is poised to sell the northeast Ohio factory that it’s closing to a little-known maker of electric pickups, President Donald Trump said Wednesday [5-8-19] on Twitter. While Trump has been known to mischaracterize these types of deals, the president claimed that GM CEO Mary Barra told him about the […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “GREAT NEWS FOR OHIO! Just spoke to Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors, who informed me that, subject to a UAW agreement etc., GM will be selling their beautiful Lordstown Plant to Workhorse, where they plan to build Electric Trucks. GM will also be spending $700,000,000 in Ohio…”  –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/JOBS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….in 3 separate locations, creating another 450 jobs. I have been working nicely with GM to get this done. Thank you to Mary B, your GREAT Governor, and Senator Rob Portman. With all the car companies coming back, and much more, THE USA IS BOOMING!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, May 8, 2019 […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/CHINA/TARIFFS/TRADE WAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “If President Donald Trump decides to slap tariffs on the global car industry, suppliers like Jack Sun, who runs a 30-person operation in northeast China, would be the first to feel the financial pain. Qingdao Ray Machinery and Technology doesn’t sell directly to the U.S. Rather, it exports molds and […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/CONGRESS/TAXES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump has proposed ending tax credits to encourage the purchase of electric cars but a bipartisan group in Congress moved to stop him. U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters, both D-Mich., as well as Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., Susan Collins, R-Maine, and U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Flint Township, […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/OBAMA/REGULATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “As the Trump administration prepares to drastically weaken Obama-era rules restricting vehicle pollution, nervous automakers are devising a strategy to handle their worst-case scenario: a divided American auto market, with some states following President Trump’s weakened rules while others stick with the tougher ones. The effort is increasingly urgent because the Trump […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/BORDER/IMMIGRATION/MEXICO/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump walked back his threat to shut down the U.S.-Mexico border Thursday [4-4-19], letting Mexico off with a ‘one-year warning,’ POLITICO’s Caitlin Oprysko reports. ‘The only thing frankly better, but less drastic than closing the border, is to tariff the cars coming in,’ the president told reporters at the […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/BORDER/DRUGS/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Days after threatening to close the U.S. border with Mexico, President Donald Trump suggested Thursday [4-4-19] that his administration would slap tariffs on autos long before it considered sealing the nation off from its southern neighbor. ‘I don’t think we’ll ever have to close the border,’ Trump said in the Oval Office.  Trump’s […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/BORDER/DRUGS/MEXICO/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump eased off his threat to shut down the U.S.-Mexico border, instead giving Mexico a ‘one-year warning’ and threatening to first impose auto tariffs before closing the border. ‘The only thing frankly better, but less drastic than closing the border, is to tariff the cars coming in,’ he told […]

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AUTO INDISTRY/BORDER/MEXICO/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump’s threat to close the U.S.-Mexico border to all trade would have an almost immediate and devastating impact on U.S. automotive and auto parts production and employment. The North American auto industry is highly integrated, and U.S. producers rely on over $113 billion in automotive and parts imports and nearly $36 billion in […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Great news from @Ford! They are investing nearly $1 BILLION in Flat Rock, Michigan for auto production on top of a $1 BILLION investment last month in a facility outside of Chicago. Companies are pouring back into the United States – they want to be where the action is!” –Donald Trump, […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/NAFTA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Congratulations @Toyota! BIG NEWS for U.S. Auto Workers! The USMCA is already fixing the broken NAFTA deal. https://t.co/f9iHprPk5B” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 14, 2019 11:18 am

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AUTO INDUSTRY/JOBS/SOCIAL MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A liberal policy group is rolling out a $1 million-plus social media campaign this week attacking President Donald Trump in the wake of General Motors plant closings. The Center for American Progress Action Fund, the think tank’s advocacy arm, is hitting Trump for handing out tax breaks to big corporations […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/JOBS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Fiat Chrysler will be adding more than 6,500 JOBS in Michigan (Detroit area), doubling its hourly workforce as part of a 4.5 Billion Dollar investment. Thank you Fiat Chrysler. They are all coming back to the USA, it’s where the action is!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, February 27, 2019 4:20 am

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AUTO INDUSTRY/COMMERCE/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Commerce Department is expected to submit a report to President Trump in the coming days that could give the United States authority to impose tariffs on foreign cars and car parts on the basis of protecting national security, setting up another potential skirmish with America’s trading partners. An administration official […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/CHINA/COMMERCE/ECONOMY/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Sometimes, on a bad night, Brad Strong wakes at 2 a.m. and can’t get back to sleep. The insomnia isn’t about his family or money or health. It’s about tariffs. The Strong family’s three car dealerships in Salt Lake City could suffer a significant blow if President Donald Trump proceeds with […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/BUSINESS/JOBS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Layoffs for about 4,000 salaried staff at General Motors are due to start Monday [2-4-19]– a previously announced move that comes just as President Donald Trump prepares to trumpet American manufacturing at next week’s State of the Union address. The layoffs are part of a 15% reduction in white collar jobs […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Volkswagen will be spending 800 million dollars in Chattanooga, Tennessee. They will be making Electric Cars. Congratulations to Chattanooga and Tennessee on a job well done. A big win!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, January 15, 2019 7:25 am

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AUTO INDUSTRY/CHINA/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “China said Friday [12-14-18] it will temporarily reduce tariffs on imports of American-made cars as it tries to negotiate a trade deal with the United States. Citing the meeting earlier this month between US President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping, the Chinese Finance Ministry said in a statement […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/ENERGY [ALTERNATIVE]/ENVIRONMENT/OBAMA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The electric vehicle revolution, after years of hype that outpaced reality, finally seems to be taking off in the United States. The best five months for plug-in sales in American history have been the past five months. Tesla’s Model 3 has been one of America’s top five selling passenger cars […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/CHINA/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump’s announcement that China pledged to ‘reduce and remove’ its steep tariffs on cars from the U.S. may have been less than meets the eye. German carmakers are headed to the White House today — but not to talk trade, according to Chancellor Angela Merkel. And U.S. Trade Representative […]

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AGRICULTURE/AUTO INDUSTRY/CHINA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump cast his trade accord with President Xi Jinping of China as a huge victory for American farmers, automakers and other key political constituencies — statements that helped send volatile financial markets higher on Monday [12-3-18] and seemed intended to calm worries about the economic toll of a protracted […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/ENVIRONMENT/EPA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration will ratchet down its forecast of the number of lives that would be saved by rolling back the Obama vehicle fuel efficiency standards, an administration source told POLITICO. The change would reduce one of the main benefits that the administration had touted in a rule change it proposed […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/CHINA/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “China has agreed to reduce and remove tariffs on cars coming into China from the U.S. Currently the tariff is 40%.” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 2, 2018 11:00 pm

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AUTO INDUSTRY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “General Motors is very counter to what other auto, and other, companies are doing. Big Steel is opening and renovating plants all over the country. Auto companies are pouring into the U.S., including BMW, which just announced a major new plant. The U.S.A. is booming!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November 29, 2018 […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “…..and G.M. would not be closing their plants in Ohio, Michigan & Maryland. Get smart Congress. Also, the countries that send us cars have taken advantage of the U.S. for decades. The President has great power on this issue – Because of the G.M. event, it is being studied now!” –Donald […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The reason that the small truck business in the U.S. is such a go to favorite is that, for many years, Tariffs of 25% have been put on small trucks coming into our country. It is called the ‘chicken tax.’ If we did that with cars coming in, many more cars […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/JOBS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @The_Trump_Train: If GM doesn’t want to keep their jobs in the United States, they should pay back the $11.2 billion bailout that was fu…” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November 28, 2018 8:40 am 

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AUTO INDUSTRY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Tuesday [11-27-18] threatened to cut government subsidies to General Motors in response to the auto company’s announcement Monday that it will shutter North American plants and cut thousands of jobs…White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said much the same during a White House news briefing Tuesday, saying […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/CHINA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….for electric cars. General Motors made a big China bet years ago when they built plants there (and in Mexico) – don’t think that bet is going to pay off. I am here to protect America’s Workers!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November 27, 2018 2:05 pm

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AUTO INDUSTRY/CHINA/MEXICO/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Very disappointed with General Motors and their CEO, Mary Barra, for closing plants in Ohio, Michigan and Maryland. Nothing being closed in Mexico & China. The U.S. saved General Motors, and this is the THANKS we get! We are now looking at cutting all @GM subsidies, including….” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/JOBS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “When General Motors announced that it would idle five North American plants and eliminate thousands of jobs, it said the move would ease the burden of spending billions of dollars to develop the battery-powered vehicles of the future. But the White House put a question mark over those plans on Tuesday […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump said on Monday [11-26-18] that he is ‘not happy’ with General Motors and is putting pressure on the company to undo its plans to shutter North American plants and cut thousands of jobs. Trump said he spoke with GM CEO Mary Barra after the company on Monday announced […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/JOBS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “General Motors Co said on Monday [11-26-18] it will cut production of slow-selling models and slash its North American workforce because of a declining market for traditional gas-powered sedans, shifting more investment to electric and autonomous vehicles. GM’s actions add up to the biggest restructuring for the U.S. No. 1 carmaker […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/CANADA/MEXICO/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump’s new North American trade deal could lead to some increased investment in the U.S., as he promised — but it will come at a price to consumers. The newly struck three-way agreement includes numerous strict new rules requiring auto manufacturers to source a significant portion of their […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/CANADA/MEXICO/NAFTA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Four days before the deadline, it appeared increasingly unlikely that the United States and Canada would rally to save the three-party NAFTA framework. Intensive negotiations had yielded important progress, but the two sides remained far apart on the most contentious issues…It was a gloomy outlook for talks that had persisted for […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/ECONOMY/MEXICO/NAFTA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday [10-1-18] that U.S. President Donald Trump had an ‘open’ and ‘tolerant’ attitude during talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement. ‘The agreement gives peace of mind, gives confidence. It is creating conditions for investments to mature and for new investment […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/CALIFORNIA/LEGAL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “California told automakers Friday [9-28-18] they must still comply with the state’s strict vehicle mileage standards even if President Donald Trump rolls back federal rules. The action by California Air Resources Board was widely expected. It sets up a likely court battle if the Trump administration follows through with an attempt […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/GERMANY/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Olaf Scholz took over as Germany’s finance minister in March. Since then, President Trump has threatened to slap tariffs on German cars, called Europe a ‘foe’ and dispatched an ambassador to Berlin who takes selfies with far-right politicians eager to bring down the German government. But in an interview in his […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/CANADA/MEXICO/NAFTA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UN: “President Trump said he rejected a meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada during the United Nations General Assembly this week and threatened on Wednesday [9-26-18] to punish Canada by taxing the cars it exports into America, signaling a new low in relations between the two nations. Mr. Trump’s […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/JOBS/NAFTA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Proposed changes to North American auto trade rules expected in the new NAFTA pact are unlikely to significantly increase U.S. manufacturing jobs or boost wages in Mexico, an analyst at the Center for Automotive Research in Ann Arbor, Mich. said…That blunt assessment of one of the major components of the new […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/CHINA/TAXES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “If the U.S. sells a car into China, there is a tax of 25%. If China sells a car into the U.S., there is a tax of 2%. Does anybody think that is FAIR? The days of the U.S. being ripped-off by other nations is OVER!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 9, […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/CHINA/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “’Ford has abruptly killed a plan to sell a Chinese-made small vehicle in the U.S. because of the prospect of higher U.S. Tariffs.’ CNBC. This is just the beginning. This car can now be BUILT IN THE U.S.A. and Ford will pay no tariffs!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 9, 2018 8:49 […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/CANADA/TAXES/TRADE WAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump said Friday [9-7-18] he does not want to hurt Canada’s economy but also warned that if he imposes taxes on cars it would be ‘devastating’ for the neighboring country…Trump spoke on route to Fargo, North Dakota, while Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland was meeting in Washington with […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/CANADA/EU/MEXICO/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “As the Trump administration sought trade concessions from Mexico in recent weeks, automakers and their suppliers feared that manufacturing costs could increase by billions of dollars. Now, they are breathing a sigh of relief. The auto industry is still waiting to learn details of the preliminary agreement that President Trump […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/CLIMATE CHANGE/EPA/REGULATIONS/TRANSPORTATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration on Thursday [8-2-18] unveiled its long-awaited proposal to dramatically weaken an Obama-era regulation designed to limit vehicle emissions, which contribute to climate change. The publication of the proposal sets up a race among opponents of the change — an unusual mix of environmentalists, automakers, consumer groups and […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/CALIFORNIA/CLIMATE CHANGE/ENERGY/EPA/TRANSPORTATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration took direct aim Thursday [8-2-18]at California’s role as de facto auto regulator for the nation, proposing to end the state’s ability to set its own fuel-efficiency standards and to dial back Obama-era limits on tailpipe emissions. The proposal would eliminate the sharp increase in fuel-economy mandates adopted […]

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ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER/AUTO INDUSTRY/CALIFORNIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Former California Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger took another jab at President Donald Trump on Thursday [8-2-18], following news that the administration plans to revoke a signature Obama-era environmental regulation…The Trump administration wants to freeze a rule mandating that automakers work to make cars substantially more fuel efficient. It called its […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/CALIFORNIA/CLIMATE CHANGE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration is proposing to freeze fuel-efficiency standards for cars and light trucks in 2020, a move that will ease rules for auto makers and also likely intensify a legal fight with California. The proposal outlined Thursday [8-2-18] would eliminate the sharp increase in fuel-economy requirements adopted under the […]

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