The automotive industry is one of the biggest sectors of the American economy, and one of the largest sources of jobs among all U.S. manufacturers. As such, it has remained high on the agenda for President Donald Trump — who has now met twice with automotive leaders and alternately scolded and praised the industry in his tweets and at news events.
"We're entering the most turbulent era since I started watching the auto industry — and the president could dramatically change the game," David Cole,
Trump has dangled carrots — like the proposed corporate tax cut announced this
Though the president's push to roll back regulations and to boost spending on roads and other infrastructure projects appeals to even the more liberal among a traditionally conservative automotive elite, "Everyone is aching for substantive results," stressed Mike Jackson, the outspoken CEO of America's largest automotive retail chain, Ft. Lauderdale-based AutoNation. "On the legislative side, other than (the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Neil) Gorsuch, it simply hasn't happened yet."
Here's a look at specific areas of interest to the auto industry and what the president has so far said, if not done: