Trump Slams GM For Ohio Plant Closure

CBJ — U.S. President Donald Trump has slammed General Motors for its decision to close its Ohio manufacturing plant and is putting pressure on the automaker to reconsider and save 1,700 jobs.

As per usual, Trump’s communication came via his Twitter account.

Trump tweeted that GM should reopen its Lordstown plant or find another owner, while insisting that the Detroit automaker “must act quickly.”

GM CEO Mary Barra has spoken with Trump about the issue, with the president saying the company is putting blame on the UAW for the move.

Meanwhile, Trump praised Japanese automaker Toyota for its investments in the U.S. in an apparent attempt to depict GM as being less committed to its home country than a foreign company.

The Lordstown closure has become a hot-button issue in an area of Ohio that is expected to be critical for Trump if he seeks re-election as promised in 2020.