Romney's cheap shot still steams Sergio
Marchionne: Untrue and unfair
Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne is still fuming about the way his company became a political lightning rod in the 2012 presidential campaign.
In late October, the Romney campaign launched an ad claiming Chrysler intended to move Jeep production from Ohio to China. Chrysler shot back, calling the ad untrue.
"I was just wondering why the hell we were being used as a discussion point in the elections," Marchionne said. "I figure that we cut a deal with the government in 2009 -- they lend me money, I paid you back less than two years later with 19 percent interest, and I want to know why you're yanking my chain."
Marchionne said that the statements about Jeep caused "shock and disbelief" at Chrysler and that he worried for the company's 60,000 employees.
"You read the press and you keep on seeing people who are making statements about your company that are untrue," he said. "I thought it was unfair, but who am I to say? I'm just another bastard. I just make cars."