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Fri Aug 23, 2019, 01:31 PM

Automakers join Danes in telling Trump, 'No deal'

By Froma Harrop

Syndicated columnist

It was almost the weirdest Trump play of the week. The presidentís bizarre threats against carmakers fell in the shadows after he called off a meeting with the Danish prime minister because she wouldnít discuss selling him Greenland. What we and the Danes initially interpreted as a clownish stunt turned creepy after Trump canceled his visit in an apparent snit.

Of greater significance was Trumpís warning carmakers they should reject Californiaís tighter standards for automobile emissions. Conservative arguments in the past would have centered on the auto industryís right to oppose what were deemed to be unreasonable demands for fuel economy: specifically those set by the Obama administration and the environmentally conscious state of California.

Now Trump is demanding that other automakers not do what Honda, Ford, Volkswagen and BMW have done: side with California on this matter. Heís specifically pressured Toyota, Fiat Chrysler and General Motors to stay on his polluting side. Mercedes-Benz was also called on the carpet but is apparently joining the California club.

I donít own a Honda CR-V. And I have no financial interest in the company. Let me say that right off the bat. But this compact SUV offers stunning proof that the more stringent standards are utterly doable. The 2017 CR-V not only met the Obama administrationís 2022 target for fuel economy but also did so years before the deadline.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 01:51 PM

1. Dumb ass just bit the hand that

got him elected. Stupid is what Stupid does. California is the largest Car market in the US with Texas next in line.

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Fri Aug 23, 2019, 03:20 PM

2. How can he maintain a fossil fuel economy if vehicles aren't all gas guzzlers?

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Fri Aug 23, 2019, 06:12 PM

3. THE IDIOT HATE PEOPLE & THE WORLD

He was telling the world he believes in POLLUTION versus clean air. He was also peddling oil since he is a used car salesman at heart. Auto makers will follow California because people will purchase automobiles which get better fuel mileage and save the buyers cash........Again the weasel strikes OUT.......

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