Automakers Congratulate President-Elect Trump
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General Motors congratulated President-elect Donald Trump and runner-up Hillary Clinton on "hard-fought campaigns" and said the company looks forward to working with the new administration. Ford Motor Co. and Fiat-Chrysler have issued similar statements.
Trump upset Clinton during the Nov. 8 election, capturing 290 electoral votes to Clinton's 232. As of Nov. 10, Trump was on track to win Michigan's 16 electoral votes. Republicans will also control Congress with a 51 to 48 majority in the U.S. Senate and 238 to 193 majority in the House of Representatives.
"GM looks forward to working with President-elect Donald J. Trump and the new Congress on policies that support a strong and competitive U.S. manufacturing base. GM will continue to do its part to transform the future of mobility and contribute to America's competitive strength," according to the statement.
Ford congratulated Trump, new governors, members of Congress and other elected leaders.
"We agree with Mr. Trump that it is really important to unite the country — and we look forward to working together to support economic growth and jobs," according to Ford.
FCA US released a statement saying the company "looks forward to working" with Trump and the new Congress to "strengthen American manufacturing and build a more secure future for our employees, customers and society." FCA notes it has announced $8.4 billion in U.S.-based investments since June of 2009 and has added almost 25,000 jobs since that time.
On Nov. 10, the Alliance for Auto Manufacturers submitted a letter to Trump asking for a review of the fuel economy standards, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.