Even if Ford & GM end up under foreign ownership, Tesla would still be "American" Owned. Now granted it would not exactly be a good thing from an American perspective, but its still a better siutation than any European Nation that isn't France, Germany or the Netherlands (kind of). None of which (bar those 3) have any domestically-owned carmakers of any significant scale. Considering the types of people that populate both Congress & the White House; for the right "price" they would likely grant approval. Chrysler does own Jeep & RAM however, which both have a very different reputation in terms of appeal. Personally if I was running the United States Government; I would be pushing (and financially backing) General Motors & Ford to merge with Volkswagen. While also making sure that the resulting "Auto Union" (1) carmaker ends up being headquarted in the United States and that said carmaker moves Corporate, Manufacturing and R&D operations from Mainland Europe to North America (with the purpose of creating jobs & knowhow in the United States). Because if I was in that position, I would want to make sure that at least 1 American-Based Carmaker (other than Tesla) would surrive into the BEV era. (1) Which would be the best name (in my opinion) for the resulting carmaker.