Obama visits Detroit Auto Show to focus on industry recovery
It's not clear how long President Obama will spend walking the halls at Cobo, examining the latest cars and trucks on display at the Detroit Auto Show. In his most recent weekly address to the nation, Obama said he would 'see the progress firsthand' that the automakers have achieved, much of which he attributes to his plan to "retool and restructure" the auto industry. "I believe that every American should be proud of what our most iconic industry has done," wrote Obama. With record vehicle sales figures pretty much across the board in the United States in 2015, this is a good year to be visiting the auto show.
This will be President Obama's first visit to the Detroit Auto Show and his 17th to the State of Michigan since he took office in January of 2009. The last sitting US President to visit the show was Bill Clinton, back in 1999. Before that, Dwight D. Eisenhower attended the festivities in 1960.
Naturally, we covered the 2016 Detroit Auto Show from top to bottom. Feel free to get a visual recap here, and watch the videos down below for more.
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