His comments came during a meeting with a group of top automakers at the White House.
"We're working on how to build more cars in the United States," Trump said.
"We are going to be talking about environmental control, CAFE standards and manufacturing millions of new cars within the United States," he said.
CAFE stands for Corporate Average Fuel Economy.
Among those present at the White House meeting were Mitchell Bainwol, president and CEO, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers; Mary Barra, chairman and CEO, General Motors Company; Scott Becker, senior vice president, Nissan Motor Co; John Bozzella, president and CEO, Global Automakers; Bob Carter, executive vice president North America, Toyota; and Dietmar Exler, president and CEO of USA Mercedes-Benz.
James Hackett, president and CEO, Ford; Bernhard Kuhnt, CEO of North America, BMW; Sergio Marchionne, chairman & CEO, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles; Rick Schostek, executive Vice President of North America, Honda; Brian Smith, CEO Hyundai and Hinrich Woebcken, CEO of North America, Volkswagon were also present at the meeting.
"These are the biggest in the world and we are going to be talking to them and we want them to build more cars in the United States. Also build them here and ship them overseas. Do a reverse act," Trump added.
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