The CEOs of Detroit’s big three automakers, including Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne, will meet Tuesday morning with President Donald Trump to discuss job creation in America, The Detroit News reports.
Earlier this month Marchionne called on Trump to provide “clarity,” in regards to his intentions on renegotiating or withdrawing from the North American Free Trade Agreement and imposing a heavy border tariff on imported cars and other goods. An agenda for Tuesday’s meeting has not yet been provided by the White House, however Press Secretary Sean Spicer said the main topic of discussion will be on how to “bring more jobs back to the industry.”
Trump has been critical of American automakers for building vehicles in Mexico and creating jobs abroad rather than in the United States. The Republican presidential nominee wants to abolish or renegotiate NAFTA in order to promote American job growth, however a tariff increase has the potential to affect the jobs of millions of Americans and could take years to implement.