Detroit Bureau on Twitter

Posts Tagged ‘President-elect Donald Trump’

Trump Widens Tariff Threat to Canada, Germany

President-elect suggests 35% tariff on German cars, Canada-made autos.

by on Jan.16, 2017

President-elect Donald Trump expanded his 35% tariff threat to Canada and Germany.

After months of threatening American and Japanese automakers with a 35% tariff if they produce vehicles in Mexico and then try to import them for sale in the United States, President-elect Donald Trump broadened the scope of his “plan” to include Canada and Germany.

The incoming Trump administration is suggesting that cars in built in Canada might also face the so-called border tax that the President-elect Trump has claimed he might impose on cars built in Mexico.

Trade News!

Shortly after that, in an interview with the German newspaper Bild, he suggested that German automakers could be subject to the tariff as well. (more…)

Trump Facing Latest Tough Choice: Oil or Corn

New targets for use of ethanol and biodiesel have oil companies crying foul.

by on Nov.29, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump faces a difficult task in sorting out what to do about the EPA's new targets for renewable fuel standard, if anything.

President-elect Donald Trump is going to have start picking which “child” is his favorite among part of the “big business” set: Big Oil or Big Corn.

Trump is already hearing from both groups after the Obama Administration submitted its final plan for renewable fuel use, i.e. adding ethanol and biodiesel to gasoline and diesel to lower greenhouse gas emissions, which instituted loftier-than-ever targets for fuel producers.

Renewable Fuels News!

This new plan, put together by the Environmental Protection Agency, left the oil industry crying foul while farmers scramble to remind Trump of his pro-ethanol stance put forth during the campaign. (more…)

Trump Takes Credit for Keeping Ford Plant in Kentucky

Automaker never had plans to shut down or "move" the facility.

by on Nov.18, 2016

Ford is not transferring production of its slow-selling Lincoln MKC to Mexico after all.

Ford Chairman Bill Ford called President-elect Donald Trump to inform him that the automaker would be keeping production of a slow-selling Lincoln crossover at its Louisville, Kentucky plant, and Trump took to twitter to spread the good news.

“Just got a call from my friend Bill Ford, Chairman of Ford, who advised me that he will be keeping the Lincoln plant in Kentucky – no Mexico,” he tweeted.

The Journal of Record!

After months of erroneously bashing the automaker in speeches and in social media about its production plans, the tweet seemed like a nice start to a beautiful new friendship – or at least a nice change of pace from a long string of inaccuracies. He even followed it up with another one. (more…)