DeVos Encourages President to Meet With Automakers

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Republican gubernatorial candidate Dick DeVos on Wednesday called on President Bush to hold a meeting with the heads of the Big Three domestic automakers.

"The White House needs to respond. The White House needs to understand that this is a very difficult time in Michigan," said DeVos, a businessman from Ada and a major Bush contributor.

DeVos made the announcement to reporters at his Lansing campaign headquarters and said the Bush administration's behavior is wrong and inexcusable.

The president has delayed several meetings with leaders from Ford Motor Co., General Motors Corp. and DaimlerChrysler AG's Chrysler Group.

White House press secretary Tony Snow said last week that Bush intends to meet with leaders of the Big Three despite recent scheduling problems.

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