Trump launches tough attack on General Motors for factory shutdown


The president expressed his "disappointment" with the company and warned that the "bet" by China and Mexico "will not give results."

US President Donald Trump reacted harshly today to the announcement that the country's largest automaker, General Motors, plans to close at least four of its factories in the country, amid uncertainty over the world's first economy and the tariffs imposed by the White House.

"Very disappointed with GM and its CEO, Mary Barra, for closing the plants in Ohio, Michigan and Maryland," the head of state said on Twitter. "They have not closed anything in Mexico and China."

"The US saved General Motors and this is the way to thank," Trump said in reference to the US bailout ten years ago for GM and Ford amid the crisis.

The president also said his administration is evaluating "withdrawing all subsidies to GM, including for electric cars."

He added that the company "made a big commitment to China when they built plants there (and in Mexico)." "I do not believe that bet will work, I am here to protect the workers of the United States."

The decision of General Motors, communicated yesterday, jumped the actions of the firm and is part of a campaign of cost reduction and repositioning of the company to face the challenges of electric and autonomous mobility.


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