Minutes before traveling to Argentina to participate in the G20 summit, United States President Donald Trump, Reiterate his anger with General Motors (GM) for the announcement of the closure of four US factories and the cuts of thousands of employees.
In a dialogue with The Wall Street Journal, the Republican acknowledged that he spoke with CEO of GM, Mary Barra, and was "very hard" with her. "It will be better to open a new plant in Ohio quickly"Trump threatened the captain of the American group.
"I talked to her when I heard that they were closing and I said: you know, This country has done a lot for General Motors. It will be better to go back there"Confessed the American president.
"I told him that they are playing with the wrong person", Trump added, very annoying for the announcement of the production arrest in Lordstown, Ohio, where the Chevrolet Cruze is manufactured. "They say the Chevy Cruze is not selling well. I said: well, get an act that is selling well and put it back," he revealed on his dialogue with Barra.
Ohio is a key state for the Trump campaign in 2020. In the 2016 presidential election, there he won by more than 8 percentage points.
On Wednesday, the Republican had warned Twitter that his government is "studying to cut all subsidies to GM, including those of electric cars. General Motors bet big in China years ago when they built plants there (and in Mexico), not I think this bet is worth it. I am here to protect American workers!"
The measures announced by GM for 2019 contemplate stopping producing six models and the dismissal of 15% of their workers. With this restructuring they plan a total savings of O $ S 6,000 million.
The industrial centers that next year they will close the doors They are Oshawa (Canada), Lordstow (Ohio), Detroit (Michigan), White Marsh (Maryland) and Warren (Michigan). The last four located atUnited States.
in Argentina General Motors manufactures Chevrolet Cruze in Santa Fe, just one of the six models that will be discontinued in the USA
Business sources in the country assured him to TN Performances that the situation in the USA Do not alter the plans to continue with the Cruze production, both in a sedan and a hatchback version, and the $ 500 million investment aimed at make a new model by 2020.