From left, Brian Deese, Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy, Economic Advisor Gene Sperling, Steven Rattner, Treasury Department auto industry advisor, and Larry Summers, Director of the National Economic Council talk with President Barack Obama between phone calls to regional politicians informing them of the next day’s announcement about General Motors filing for bankruptcy, Sunday night, May 31, 2009.

From left, Brian Deese, Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy, Economic Advisor Gene Sperling, Steven Rattner, Treasury Department auto industry advisor, and Larry Summers, Director of the National Economic Council talk with President Barack Obama between phone calls to regional politicians informing them of the next day's announcement about General Motors filing for bankruptcy, Sunday night, May 31, 2009.