President Trump suggests measures to protect domestic car production

An auto transport truck full of new cars drives out of the General Motors Lordstown plant, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, in Lordstown, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

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UPDATED 10:31 AM PT — Wed. Nov. 28, 2018

President Trump is calling on Congress to pass legislation in order to protect the car industry in the United States.

In a series of tweets Wednesday, the president suggested adding a tariff on imported cars as a way to encourage domestic car production.

He said the small truck business in the U.S. has been a favorite for many years due to a 25-percent tariff on foreign trucks.

The president also said other countries sending their cars to the U.S. have been taking advantage of the situation for decades.

He explained his administration has great power on this issue and is currently studying the situation due to General Motor’s recent plans to close some of their plants in the U.S.

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