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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Recapturing some of the magic of his fiery 2008 campaign speeches, Barack Obama delivered a resounding defense of the bailout of the American auto industry before 1,700 screaming fans at the United Auto Workers convention in Washington on Tuesday.

Mocking the Republicans across the country who derided the rescue as propping up a broken industry weighed down by excessive labor costs, Obama told the crowd — which repeatedly broke out into chants of “Four more years!” — he had placed a bet on American workers and that they were delivering, General Motors having posted its largest profits in history last year.

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