The Blog

Clinton: America Can't Export Jeeps to China

3:20 PM, Nov 3, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Widget tooltip
Single Page Print Larger Text Smaller Text Alerts

Earlier today at an Obama rally in Chesapeake, Virginia, former President Bill Clinton said that American can't export Jeeps to China:

"They used to produce Jeeps in China and they were about to go broke so they had to quit," Clinton said. "You can’t make a Jeep in America and send it to China – it weighs too much, it costs too much to send over there. All they are going to do is reopen their operations there and try to sell Jeeps there too. We’re doing fine here."

Clinton's comments come just weeks after a Bloomberg report saying that Jeep has been considering opening production facilities in China. The Obama campaign has vigorously denied that report--though Clinton, at an Obama rally no less--today seems to be saying that the only way Jeep could service the Chinese market is if the American auto company opens up facilities there. 

Recent Blog Posts

The Weekly Standard Archives

Browse 19 Years of the Weekly Standard

Old covers