President Trump has long harped on the importance of the American automotive industry, but his policies haven’t always aligned with the interests of its biggest names. Last year, as Trump was in the midst of refashioning himself into a Tariff Man, Harley Davidson announced it was moving some of their production overseas due to the president’s new taxes on imported steel and aluminum. Other automakers like GM took a hit to their bottom line. Now, according to the New York Times, GM and 16 other companies — including Ford, Toyota and Honda — have written a letter asking Trump to reconsider his plans to overhaul emission regulations put into place during the Obama administration.


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