Trump, Easing Emissions Rule, Vows to Expand Auto Jobs
YPSILANTI, Mich. — Rolling back a move by his predecessor to tighten fuel-economy standards, President Donald Trump declared Wednesday that the reversal was just a first step in a campaign to expand U.S. auto manufacturing jobs.
The president, in an appearance before hundreds of auto executives and workers in a former assembly plant near Detroit, said his administration would reopen a crucial review of federal mileage rules as part of a larger emphasis on cutting corporate regulations.
“We are going to work on the CAFE standards so we can make cars in America again,” Trump said, referring to the rules on corporate average fuel economy that were put in place in the final days of the Obama administration.
His remarks came after a meeting with executives of the Detroit automakers — General Motors, Ford Motor and Fiat Chrysler — as well as Michigan workers and elected officials.
他的这番话，是在和底特律汽车制造商——通用汽车(General Motors)、福特汽车(Ford Motor)和菲亚特克莱斯勒(Fiat Chrysler)——的高管，以及密歇根工人和民选官员会面后发表的。
“We want to be the car capital of the world again,” he said. “And we will be.”
Speaking in front of a sign that said “Buy American — Hire American,” the president said he expected that stripping away regulations would spur more automotive production in the United States. And he pledged again to stop the flow of automotive investment and jobs to Mexico under the North American Free Trade Agreement.
While he praised recent announcements of new American jobs by GM, Ford and Fiat Chrysler, Trump said he expected much more hiring in the future.
“I told them that’s peanuts,” he said, referring to his meeting with the Detroit auto execs. “They’re going to be building new plants and expanding plants.”
Trump’s decision to reopen the government’s review of long-term fuel-economy standards gives automakers an opportunity to argue for less stringent rules for new cars and trucks. Rules issued by the Obama administration called for a national standard of 54.5 mpg by 2025 across the automakers’ fleets.