Before being invited to participate in the G20 summit in Argentina, the United States President, Donald Trump, He was angry at General Motors again (GM) to predict four US factory closures and thousands of workers cuts.
In the interview with The Wall Street Journal, Republican admonished the GM's CEO, Mary Barra, and "was very hard" with her. "It would be better to open a new Ohio plant quickly"Trump threatens the American team leader.
"When they talked to me they closed and I said: you know, This country has a lot to do with General Motors. Better to go back"The US President has acknowledged.
"I said they were playing with bad people"Trump has been added to the announcement of the production station Lordstown, Ohio, where Chevrolet Cruze is manufactured. "They said that Chevy Cruze did not sell well, I said: well, to get a sold car and put it back," Barra explained in the interview.
Ohio is Trump campaign goal for 2020. In the presidential elections of 2016, it gained more than 8 percentage points.
On Wednesday, Republicans have warned Twitter that their government is "investigating GM subsidies, including electric cars". General Motors has bet on building plants in China in recent years (and in Mexico), I do not think this is worth it. Here I am to protect American workers!"
GM announced by 2019 measures stop models and six models to produce 15% of workers leave. This restructuring is expected to save US $ 6000 million.
Next year industrial centers the doors will close Oshawa (Canada), Lordstow (Ohio), Detroit (Michigan), White Marsh (Maryland) and Warren (Michigan). There are the last fourUnited States
in Argentina General Motors manufactures Chevrolet Cruze in Santa Fe, one of six models that will be suspended in the United States.
Country company sources assured TN Cars The situation in the U.S. It does not change plans To continue with the production of Cruze, both in sedan and in hatchback versions, not even a $ 500 million investment. Make a new 2020 model.