THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Detroit, Michigan) _____________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release October 11, 1994
REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT IN PHOTO OPPORTUNITY WITH UNITED AUTO WORKERS PRESIDENT OWEN BIEBER AND AUTO COMPANY EXECUTIVES The Westin Renaissance Hotel Detroit, Michigan
2:06 P.M. EDT
Q Mr. President, are you encouraged by developments in the Gulf?
THE PRESIDENT: Well, I'm hopeful. It's a little early yet to reach a final conclusion. We're watching it very closely.
Q Mr. President, why do you meet with the auto industry as often as you do?
THE PRESIDENT: Why do I?
THE PRESIDENT: Because it's an important part of our economy, an important part of our strategy for economic revival, and because we've had a good partnership in working on a lot of issues.
I'm very encouraged, and Americans should be -- not just the people of Michigan, but the people of the United States that the auto industry is back clearly leading the world now, and sales of cars at the cutting edge, and rebuilding our manufacturing base here at home. That's a big part of the objective of my administration. So I'm encouraged by it. I want to keep working with them.
Q How did you feel about your reception?
THE PRESIDENT: It was great.
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