President Donald Trump recently wrapped up an important meeting with the CEOs of Ford, General Motors and Fiat-Chrysler. Following the meeting, which was said to mostly surround job creation and strengthening the United States’ manufacturing base, GM CEO Mary Barra released an official statement regarding the discussion.
The statement reads as follows:
We had a very constructive and wide-ranging discussion about how we can work together on policies that support a strong and competitive economy and auto industry, one that supports the environment and safety. The U.S. is our home market and we are eager to come together to reinvigorate U.S. manufacturing. We all want a vibrant U.S. manufacturing base that is competitive globally and that grows jobs. It’s good for our employees, our dealers, our suppliers and our customers.
Barra’s company has been the source of criticism from President Trump as of recent, after calling out GM for its Mexico operations. The GM CEO herself stated production of the Chevrolet Cruze hatchback would not leave Mexico.
However, Barra was also tapped to join the president’s Economic Advisory Panel. She and a handful of other businessmen and women will provide private sector insight for President Trump.