President Obama says the government will recover all the taxpayer money used to bail out the auto industry last year.
In an interview on the ABC daytime talk show “The View,” Mr. Obama said the auto industry “tells a good story” of his administration’s efforts to rescue the economy. He plans to highlight that story with stops at three auto plants over the next several days, including two stops in Michigan on Friday.
The White House released a report Thursday that says the failure to rescue GM and Chrysler would have led to the loss of nearly 1.1 million jobs. The auto industry has added 55,000 jobs in the year since the automotive bankruptcies, making it the strongest year of job growth in the industry since 1999.
Obama not on wedding guest list
President Obama says he didn’t make the guest list for Chelsea Clinton’s wedding.
In an interview on ABC’s daytime talk show “The View,” Mr. Obama said he wasn’t invited because former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton wanted the event to be about their daughter and her future husband.
Mr. Obama says that’s probably for the best, joking that it will be tough enough having one president at the wedding.
Miss Clinton will wed investment banker Marc Mezvinsky on Saturday evening in Rhinebeck, N.Y., about 90 miles north of New York City.
From wire dispatches and staff reports