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President Trump Jumps on NAFTA Before Inaugural Speech Ends

Commander-in-chief backing up campaign promise on NAFTA.

by on Jan.20, 2017

President Donald Trump didn't waste any time jumping into governing, issuing a call to renegotiate NAFTA before his inaugural speech ended.

It didn’t take long for President Donald Trump to move from words to actions. As he was delivering his inaugural address, the White House issued statements saying Trump is pulling out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and would take immediate steps to renegotiate NAFTA.

“With a lifetime of negotiating experience, the President understands how critical it is to put American workers and businesses first when it comes to trade,” the White House said in a release.

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“With tough and fair agreements, international trade can be used to grow our economy, return millions of jobs to America’s shores and revitalize our nation’s suffering communities.” (more…)

Trump EPA Pick Eyes Taking Power from California

Pruitt believes in states' rights, except California.

by on Jan.19, 2017

Scott Pruitt, Trump's choice to head the EPA, believes the agency has overstepped its authority.

The Trump Administration’s choice to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency highlighted the stark difference between his expected approach to issues involving automakers, if confirmed, and those of previous administrations during his Senate confirmation testimony.

Scott Pruitt, the former oil industry lawyer and Oklahoma Attorney General, who is President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to head the EPA, told a Senate committee he was a fervent believer in a “states’ rights” approach to environmental regulation and controls.

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However, at the same time Pruitt said that he planned to review the State of California’s right to set its own air quality regulations. (more…)

Honda Commits to $372 Million Canadian Investment

Despite uncertainty posed by incoming Trump administration, Honda presses ahead.

by on Jan.17, 2017

Honda's investing $372 million into its facility north of Toronto that produces the Civic despite uncertainty generated by Donald Trump.

Despite the anxiety created by the uncertainty about the trade policies of the incoming Trump administration, Honda Motor Co. plans to move forward with a $372 million project to refurbish and expand its Canadian Assembly plant located north of Toronto.

Honda will invest $372 million in its Alliston factory, with financial support from the federal government and province of Ontario. The governments of Canada and Ontario will each contribute $30 million during three years.

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In addition to retaining 4,000 jobs in Ontario, this funding will support advanced and clean technologies and position Honda Canada Manufacturing’s Alliston plants to be globally competitive for years to come, the Ontario Ministry of Development noted in a statement. (more…)

Trump Jabs Toyota in Mexico Tweet

President-elect uses same threat on Toyota as he did Ford, GM.

by on Jan.06, 2017

President-elect Donald Trump tagged Toyota in his latest tweet aimed at makers producing cars in Mexico.

President-elect Donald Trump has zeroed in on a new target on Twitter — Toyota.

Toyota announced back in 2015 that it was building a new factory in Baja, Mexico, to build Corollas for the North American market including the U.S. Trump, who has used Twitter of criticize Ford and General Motors for plant location decisions, has now turned his attention to Toyota, which an extensive manufacturing operation in the U.S.

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“Toyota Motor said will build a new plant in Baja, Mexico, to build Corolla cars for U.S. NO WAY! Build plant in U.S. or pay big border tax,” Trump wrote on Twitter Thursday afternoon. The post caused Toyota’s stock price to dip 1.7%. (more…)

Trump Considering Former Ford Boss Mulally for Sectary of State Post

Former CEO meets with President-elect about cabinet post.

by on Dec.09, 2016

Former Ford CEO Alan Mulally is a candidate for Secretary of State, in part, because of his experience with foreign governments.

Word is circulating that President-elect Donald Trump is considering former Ford Motor Co. Chief Executive Officer Alan Mulally to be the next Secretary of State.

Politico and other news sites report Mulally, who visited Trump Tower in New York, could emerge as a possibility, if not unusual, pick.

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Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway confirmed in an interview on Fox News this morning that Mulally met with Trump in New York on Thursday. She confirmed also that Trump is expanding his search and also met with Exxon Mobil chairman, president and CEO Rex Tillerson. (more…)

Trump Nominates Oklahoma AG Pruitt to Head EPA

Nominee likely to roll back many Obama administration initiatives.

by on Dec.08, 2016

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency.

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to be the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency. The big-oil friendly AG has sued the agency repeatedly during his tenure and suggests that debate on climate change is “far from settled.”

Pruitt is Trump’s third agency head nominee – joining Housing and Urban Development Secretary nominee Ben Carson and Education Secretary nominee Betsey DeVos – to have deep philosophical differences about the mission of the agency that person will head.

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“The American people are tired of seeing billions of dollars drained from our economy due to unnecessary EPA regulations, and I intend to run this agency in a way that fosters both responsible protection of the environment and freedom for American businesses,” said Pruitt in the statement announcing his nomination. (more…)

Trump Rethinking NAFTA Plans

President-elect adviser examining agreement to make it more U.S. friendly.

by on Dec.07, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump is rethinking his plans for terminating the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Apparently ripping up NAFTA is not Job One for the incoming Trump administration after all.

The Hill, a newsletter and website that follows policy developments in Washington, reported this week that members of President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team are telling corporate executives that the administration isn’t going to do anything that might prompt a trade war with Mexico or Canada, this country’s principal partners in the North American Free Trade Agreement.

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Trump announced he will scuttle the Trans Pacific Partnership. But unlike TPP, which was never signed or approved, NAFTA has been in place for more than 20 years and has created a broad web of interests on both sides of the border. It is considered essential by automakers. (more…)

Barra Accepts Post on Trump Economic Advisory Panel

GM boss only top executive from an automaker in the group.

by on Dec.02, 2016

General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra accepted a spot on President-elect Donald Trump's newly formed economy and trade forum.

General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra’s success has apparently made her very popular in Washington D.C. these days.

President-elect Donald Trump asked Barra to be part of his Strategic and Policy Forum that will advise him on economic and trade issues.

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Trump included Barra in the group composed of “some of America’s most highly respected and successful business leaders” that “is designed to provide direct input to the president from many of the best and brightest in the business world in a frank, non-bureaucratic and non-partisan manner,” according to Trump officials. (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.

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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.

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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…)