US 'Car Tsar' Rattner assesses Obama legacy
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US 'car tsar' Steve Rattner: Obama deserves high marks

"Car tsar" Steve Rattner, former head of President Obama's Automotive Task Force, says the outgoing chief deserves "pretty high marks" for his economic policy.

Bailing out a struggling car industry in 2009 prevented the loss of "at least a million jobs", says Mr Rattner, and possibly saved the Ford motor company.

"On balance you have to give the president a lot of credit for the economic recovery that we've had since the spring of 2009," he tells the BBC's Michelle Fleury.

  • 12 Jan 2017