Before leaving for Argentina to attend the G20 summit, President of the United States, Donald Trump, He reiterated the anger of General Motors (GM) to announce the closure of four North American factories and trimming thousands of employees.
In a conversation with the Wall Street Journal, the republican admitted that he had spoken with GM, Mary Barra, and "very difficult" with her. "It would be better if we quickly opened a new factory in Ohio", Trump threatened the leader of the American group.
"I talked to her when I heard that they were closing in, and I said: This country has done a lot for General Motors. You better go back"the American president admitted.
"I told him to play with the wrong person"Trump added, very annoying with the announcement of the production of a station in Lordstown, Ohio, where the Chevrolet Cruze was made. "They say that Chevy Cruze is not selling well, I said: Well, he gets a car that sells well and returns it," he revealed about his dialogue with Barro.
It's Ohio the key country for the Trump campaign in 2020. In the presidential election in 2016 he won by more than 8 percentage points.
On Wednesday, the republican on Twitter warned that his government "is studying the reduction of all subsidies for GM, including those for electric vehicles." For many years, General Motors bet in China when the plants were built there (and in Mexico), I do not think this bet is worth it. I'm here to protect American workers!"
The measures announced by GM for 2019 foresee the cessation of the production of six models and dismissal of 15% of its workers. With this restructuring, they plan to save together 6000 million dollars.
The industrial centers will be next year they'll lock the door These are Oshawa (Canada), Lordstow (Ohio), Detroit (Michigan), White Marsh (Maryland) and Warren (Michigan). The last four are locatedUSA
V Argentina General Motors manufactures Chevrolet Cruze in Santa Fe, just one of six models that will be stopped in the United States.
The sources of the company in the country were assured TN cars that the situation in the US does not change plans to continue production of Cruze, both in the sedan version and in the hatchback, nor a $ 500 million investment aimed at to make a new model in 2020.