U.S. President Barack Obama made his first-ever visit to the Detroit Auto Show this week.
Touring the show floor with 2016 NAIAS chairman Paul Sabatini and UAW president Dennis Williams, President Obama made several stops at numerous booths including Chevrolet, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford and ZF. Prior to checking out the show floor, the President also met privately with Sabatini, NAIAS co-chair Sam Slaughter and the auto show’s executive director, Rod Alberts.
As he toured the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, he is said to have talked about how cool minivans were and even checked out the new Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid that debuted.
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“I believe that every American should be proud of what our most iconic industry has done,” President Obama said in announcing his visit to NAIAS. As one of three U.S. Presidents to visit the Detroit Auto Show, President Obama has also shown his love for cars by being in a recent episode of Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. Previous Presidents that attended the 2016 Detroit Auto Show were Bill Clinton in 1999 and Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1960.