Minutes before traveling to Argentina to attend the G20 Summit, President of the United States, Donald Trump, He reiterated his anger with General Motors (GM) for announcing the closure of four North American factories and trimming thousands of employees.
In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, the Republican admitted that he had spoken with GM's CEO, Mary Barrou, and was "very tough" with her. "It would be better if they quickly opened a new race in Ohio", Trump threatened the head of the American group.
"I spoke with her when I heard they were closing and I said, This country has done much to General Motors. You'd better come back there"the US president admitted.
"I told him they were playing with the wrong person"Trump added, very concerned about the production at the Lordstown production plant in Ohio where the Chevrolet Cruze is produced. "It is said that Chevy Cruze is not selling well, I said: Well, get a car that sells well and get it back," revealed his dialogue with Barro.
Ohio is a key country for the Trump campaign in 2020In the presidential election in 2016 won more than 8 percentage points.
At the center of the republic, he warned Twitter that his government "is studying the reduction of all GM subsidies, including those relating to electric vehicles." General Motors bet in China years ago when they built plants (and Mexico), I do not think this bet is worth it. I'm here to protect American workers!"
The measures announced by GM for 2019 assume that they will cease to produce six models and appeal of 15% of its employees. They are planning total savings for this restructuring $ 6000 million.
Industrial Centers to be next year they will close their doors they are Oshawa (Canada), Lordstow (Ohio), Detroit (Michigan), White Marsh (Maryland) and Warren (Michigan). The last four are inUnited States of America
In Argentina General Motors is manufactured by the Chevrolet Cruze in Santa Fe, just one of six models to be completed in the US.
The company's sources in the country have assured him TN Cars that the situation in the USA will not change plans Continue to produce the Cruze, both in the saloon version and the hatchback, as well as the $ 500 million investment designed to to create a new model in 2020,