Minutes before traveling to Argentina to attend the G20 Summit, United States President Donald Trump, He again expressed his anger General Motors (GM) for the announcement of the closure of four North American plants and pruning thousands of employees.
In a conversation with The Wall Street Journal, a Republican admitted that he spoke with GM CEO Mary Barra and was “very tough” with her. "It would be better if they quickly opened a new plant in Ohio,"Trump threatened the head of the American group.
"I spoke to her when I heard that they were closing, and I said: you know, This country has done a lot for General Motors. You better go back there– admitted the American president.
“I told him they were playing with the wrong person.”Trump added, greatly annoyed by the cessation of production in Lordstown, Ohio, where the Chevrolet Cruze is made. “They say that the Chevy Cruze is not selling very well, I said: well, get a car that sells well and returns it,” he told about his conversation with Barra.
Ohio key state of the Trump campaign in 2020, In the 2016 presidential election, he won over 8 percentage points.
On Wednesday, Republicans warned on Twitter that his government was "looking at cutting back on all GM subsidies, including electric cars." General Motors made a bid in China many years ago when they built installations there (and in Mexico), I don’t think it’s worth it. I'm here to protect American workers!"
The measures announced by GM for 2019 envisage the cessation of production of six models and dismissal of 15% of its employees. With this restructuring, they plan 6000 million USA.
Industrial centers that next year they will close their doors these are those from Oshawa (Canada), Lordstow (Ohio), Detroit (Michigan), White Marsh (Maryland) and Warren (Michigan). The last four are inUSA
at Argentina General Motors produces the Chevrolet Cruze in Santa Fe, only one of six models that will be discontinued in the United States.
Sources in the country assured him TN Cars what's the situation in the USA does not change plans continue to produce the Cruze, both in the sedan and in the hatchback version, as well as an investment of $ 500 million create a new model in 2020,