THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 23, 2018
*Statement from the President on Potential National Security Investigation into Automobile Imports*
Today, I met with Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to discuss the current state of our automobile industry. I instructed Secretary Ross to consider initiating a Section 232 investigation into imports of automobiles, including trucks, and automotive parts to determine their effects on Americas national security. Core industries such as automobiles and automotive parts are critical to our strength as a Nation.