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Article by Bryan Howard
March 18, 2019
President Trump went on the attack against General Motors for closing down four plants within the United States. Trump finds this unacceptable considering he has given favorable policies for production companies. Trump took particular issues with the closing of the Ohio plant.
Breitbart News notes, “This year, GM announced it would stop production at four of its U.S. plants, including Detroit-Hamtramck and Warren Transmission in Michigan, Lordstown Assembly in Ohio, and Baltimore Operations in Maryland.”
Trump tweeted, “Because the economy is so good, General Motors must get their Lordstown, Ohio, plant open, maybe in a different form or with a new owner, FAST! Toyota is investing 13.5 $Billion in U.S., others likewise. G.M. MUST ACT QUICKLY. Time is of the essence!”
Trump continued, “Democrat UAW Local 1112 President David Green ought to get his act together and produce. G.M. let our Country down, but other much better car companies are coming into the U.S. in droves. I want action on Lordstown fast. Stop complaining and get the job done! 3.8% Unemployment!”
Trump concluded, “Just spoke to Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors about the Lordstown Ohio plant. I am not happy that it is closed when everything else in our Country is BOOMING. I asked her to sell it or do something quickly. She blamed the UAW Union — I don’t care, I just want it open!”
GM has cut back on thousands of jobs in the United States over the last few years; however, it is fair for GM to call out the UAW for forcing contracts on GM that are unaffordable for the company long term. The two organizations need to sit down and come up with a reasonable deal that would keep jobs in America and not destroy GM as a company.