President Donald Trump held a meeting with leaders from the automotive industry Tuesday at the White House, where he stressed the importance of bringing manufacturing back to the United States.
GM CEO Mary Barra, Ford CEO Mark Fields, and Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne attended the White House meeting, during which Trump emphasized to the auto leaders the need to bring manufacturing jobs back to the country.
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"We have a very big push on to have auto plants and other plants, many other plants–your'e not being singled out, believe me," Trump said.
"Mary I promise. But to have a lot of plants from a lot of different items built in the United States," Trump added before going into more detail.
"And it's not the construction I want, although that brings jobs. It's the long-term jobs that we are looking for," he told the executives. "We are bringing manufacturing back to the United States big league."
Bringing manufacturing jobs back to the United States was a cornerstone of Trump's campaign. On Monday, the president signed an executive order withdrawing the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, another facet of his pro-worker campaign promises.