that guy in AZ Wrote:
Unlike most GOP lawmakers, the auto manufacturers in this country actually have a spine.
The White House, blindsided by a pact between California and four automakers to oppose President Trump’s auto emissions rollbacks, has mounted an effort to prevent any more from joining the other side.
Toyota, Fiat Chrysler and General Motors were all summoned by a senior Trump adviser to a White House meeting last month where he pressed them to stand by the president’s own initiative, according to four people familiar with the talks.
Mr. Trump, described by three people as “enraged” by California’s deal, has also demanded that his staffers step up the pace to complete his plan
But even as the White House was working to do this, it was losing ground. Yet another company, Mercedes-Benz, is preparing to join the California agreement, according to two people familiar with the German company’s plans.
Together, the six manufacturers who so far plan not to adhere to the new Trump rules account for more than 40 percent of all cars sold in the United States.
The Trump administration’s proposal would significantly weaken the 2012 vehicle pollution standards put in place by President Barack Obama, which remain the single largest policy enacted by the United States to reduce planet-warming carbon dioxide emissions
In the Trump administration, three senior political officials working on the rollback, a complex legal and scientific process, have all left the administration recently.
That means the process is now being helmed by Francis Brooke, a 29-year-old White House aide with limited experience in climate change policy.
It may have been a while since you've read any of Shakespeare's plays, but Trump's administration is a prime example of tragedy and comedy.
To quote a line from Hamlet, the king has gone mad.
MY PROPOSAL TO THE POLITICALLY CORRECT AUTOMOBILE COMPANIES WOULD LOWER THE AVERAGE PRICE OF A CAR TO CONSUMERS BY MORE THAN $3000, WHILE AT THE SAME TIME MAKING THE CARS SUBSTANTIALLY SAFER. ENGINES WOULD RUN SMOOTHER. VERY LITTLE IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT! FOOLISH EXECUTIVES!’
Sorry to repeat myself, but ...
What an ass.