GM responds to Trump's comments after decision to shut down plants

GM responds to Trump's comments after decision to shut down plants

GM responds to Trump's comments after decision to shut down plants

In this November 26, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Biloxi, Miss.

Economists are also anxious about the broader consequences for what would be a major escalation in Trump's trade wars.

Interested in Donald Trump? "They're all coming back", Trump assured supporters.

BMW builds more cars in its USA factory than it sells in the United States. "Can't say anything final about that, but we're looking into it". That fell to 8,200 in 2017 after Trump became president. "We are dealing with a corporation that doesn't have any respect for Canadian and American workers". But it later negotiated concessions from the union and reopened the plant to build the Chevrolet Sonic subcompact auto. Text "NEWS" to 22840 and always receive verified news updates.

In other Lordstown news Wednesday, Drive It Home, a grass-roots coalition that recently launched to rally support for the plant, announced it will have a Vigil for Hope at 3:15 p.m. today outside the plant.

The jobs Trump vowed to protect have vanished.

"The US auto and parts industries would shed 1.9% of their labor force", the study added. GM will stop production at the Lordstown, Ohio, and Hamtramck, Mich., assembly plants.

But here is what is infuriating to me.

Brown, a frequent critic of Trump who nonetheless often aligns with him on trade issues, has now talked to Trump twice about GM, his office said.

The tax credit-ranging from $2,500 to $7,500 depending on the size of the vehicle and its battery capacity-is part of the federal government's incentive package in place since 2010 to encourage consumers to buy electric cars from emerging manufacturers.

Brown responded to the president's comments on Twitter, saying he would "compare my record standing up for OH and American workers to yours any day". "I'm not sure I know how they would go about doing that". "They said manufacturing jobs would never come back, you'd need a magic wand", he said in Biloxi.

Ottawa has taken a more measured tone, with Mr. Trudeau and Ontario Premier Doug Ford saying they were disappointed but focused on supporting workers who were losing their jobs. It's about losing our dignity and sense of self that has been defined by GM's presence in Trumbull County for over five decades. I am from Trumbull County and represented it in the Ohio Senate for 10 years.

Trump and congressional Republicans have touted the tax cuts as a boost to growth and jobs. In speaking with plant officials when I was in office, I learned it would take minimal investment to adapt the line at Lordstown to be able to make the hatchback Cruze that is now being made in Mexico.

He is yet to follow through on such threats, but earlier this month it was reported that the White House was circulating a report discussing the prospect of auto tariffs. In 2009, for instance, GM announced that it meant to close a huge assembly plant in Orion Township, Michigan, north of Detroit. If that happens, Trump may be the next to lose his job in 2020.

"This week, people's lives are being upended in the Mahoning Valley".

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