Minutes before traveling to Argentina to participate in the G20 summit, US President Donald Trump, He again expressed his anger at General Motors (GM) to announce the closure of four factories in North America and cutting thousands of employees.
In a conversation with The Wall Street Journal, the republican admitted that he had spoken to GM's CEO, Mary Barra, and was "very tough" with her. "It would be better if you quickly open a new plant in Ohio"Trump threatened the head of the US group.
"I talked to her when I heard that they were closing in and I said: you know, This country has done a lot for General Motors. You better go back there"the US President admitted.
"I told him to play with the wrong person"Trump added, very disturbed by the announcement of a production stop in Lordstown, Ohio, where Chevrolet Cruze is produced. "They say that Chevy Cruze is not selling well, I said: well, get a good-selling car and bring it back," he revealed for his dialogue with Barra.
It's Ohio a key country for the Trump campaign in 2020. In the presidential election in 2016, he won more than 8 percentage points.
On Wednesday, Republicans warned Twitter that his government "is studying to shorten all subsidies for GM, including electric cars." General Motors has betrayed a lot in China a few years ago when they build plants there (and in Mexico), I do not think that bet is worth it. I'm here to protect American workers!"
The measures announced by the GM for 2019 predict the interruption in the production of six models and dismissal of 15% of its workers. With this restructuring they plan a full saving of 6000 million dollars.
Industrial centers next year they will close the doors they are those of Oshawa (Canada), Lordstow (Ohio), Detroit (Michigan), White Marsh (Maryland) and Warren (Michigan). The last four are inUSA
In Argentina General Motors produces the Chevrolet Cruze in Santa Fe, only one of the six models to be cut off in the United States.
The company's sources in the country have assured him TN Cars that the situation in the United States does not change plans to continue producing the Cruze, both in the sedan and in the hatchback version, nor the investment of $ 500 million, intended for make a new model in 2020.