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Trump Said His Fuel Economy Re-Do Would Help Workers. Will It?

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U.S. President Donald Trump.

U.S. President Donald Trump.

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

President Donald Trump framed his decision to revisit fuel-economy regulations enacted by his predecessor as a move to help American auto workers.

“We’re going to work on the CAFE standards so you can make cars in America again,” he told auto workers in March 2017 outside of Detroit, referring to the Corporate Average Fuel Economy. “We’re going to help the companies, and they’re going to help you.”