Minutes before the trip to Argentina to participate in the G20 Summit, the president of the United States, Donald Trump, He again expressed his anger at General Motors (GM) for the announcement of the closure of four North American factories and the reduction of thousands of employees.
In a conversation with The Wall Street Journal, Republicans admitted that he spoke with GM CEO, Mary Barra, and "very hard" with him. "It would be better if they opened a new factory in Ohio quickly", Trump threatens the head of the American group.
"I talked to him when I heard them close and I said: You know, This country has done many things for General Motors. You better go back there"Admit the American president.
"I said he played with the wrong person"Trump added, was very disturbed by the announcement of stopping production in Lordstown, Ohio, where the Chevrolet Cruze was produced. "They said that the Chevy Cruze didn't sell well, I said: well, get a best-selling car and return it," he revealed about his dialogue with Barra.
Ohio is key country for Trump's campaign in 2020. In the 2016 presidential election, there were won by more than 8 percentage points.
On Wednesday, the Republic has warned on Twitter that its government "is studying cutting all subsidies for GM, including electric cars." General Motors made a big bet in China last year when they built a factory there (and in Mexico), I don't think that bet is very valuable. I am here to protect American workers!"
The steps announced by GM for 2019 reflect on stopping producing six models and dismissal of 15% of its workers. With this restructuring, they plan total savings US $ 6000 million.
The industrial centers are next year they will close their doors they are people from Oshawa (Canada), Lordstow (Ohio), Detroit (Michigan), White Marsh (Maryland) and Warren (Michigan). The last four are located atUnited States of America
In Argentina General Motors produces the Chevrolet Cruze in Santa Fe, only one of the six models that will be stopped in the US.
Company sources in the country assured him TN car that situation in the US not change plans to continue production of the Cruze, both in the sedan and hatchback versions, as well as an investment of U $ 500 million which is destined for make a new model in 2020.