President Obama says the Motor City is coming back and new free trade agreements will help with that economic rebirth. The president toured a General Motors assembly plant in suburban Detroit today to show off how a new trade deal with South Korea will benefit the United States.
GM's Orion assembly plant produces the South Korean designed Chevrolet Sonic.
"Plants like this are churning out, ground breaking, fuel efficient cars like the Chevy Sonic. The only one of its kind that is made and sold in the United States of America," he told a cheering crowd.
Mr. Obama says the new South Korea trade agreement should boost U.S. auto sales in Asia.
"Well you know, if Americans can buy Kias and Hyundai's from Korea, then I know Koreans should be able to buy some Fords and Chryslers and Chevys that are made right here in the United States of America."
The president shared the stage with South Korea's president, who sported a Detroit Tigers baseball cap.