The 2017 Detroit car show kicks off today. Last year, President Barack Obama attended, a symbolic moment for a president who had fully backed the bailout of the auto industry.
That image stands in sharp contrast to the incoming president-elect. Donald Trump has frequently criticized the auto industry for its offshore manufacturing operations.
So, how are carmakers planning for this political shift?
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