From Sunlen Miller
President Obama will travel to Michigan today to tour and speak to workers at a Chrysler Auto Plant in Detroit and a General Motors Auto Plant in Hamtramck.
The president is anticipated “to talk about the tough decisions” he made a year ago with the auto industry, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said, “a decision that has since resulted in a restructured and turned around auto industry, one that is adding rather than shedding jobs, and a decision in and of itself that likely saved a million jobs and communities — certainly saved communities from economic devastation.”
Gibbs said that he doesn’t think people know the whole story about the auto bailout and that’s what the president will tell today.
“He will tell that story, and will tell it to the workers who work on those lines today because of the sacrifices that they made and the tough decisions that were made here,” Gibbs said, “if people get a sense of what went into these decisions, what resulted in the structured bankruptcies, and then what has resulted in the success of the companies up till this point, I do think there — given all that information, I think people will look at the decision that was made at the end of March of 2009 differently."
More from ABC's Karen Travers and Matt Jaffe HERE.
The President will return to Washington, DC, in the afternoon.