Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was the first to speak. He said on Twitter: "GM workers are part of the heart and soul of Oshawa for generations and we will do our best to support families affected by this decision." Furthermore, Trudeau said he had been talking to GM Mary Barrou on 25 November to express disappointment over the closure of the Oshawa assembly plant in Ontario.
Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump said GM and CEO Mary Barrou were disappointed to decide to stop the Ohio, Michigan and Maryland races. "There are no factories in China and Mexico, and the United States saved GM, so thank you!" Mr. Trump wrote on Twitter.
Mr. Trump threatens to cancel all subsidies and incentives for GM, including incentives for electric cars. If that happens, it will be a disaster for GM as the company plans to run at least 20 electric vehicle models by 2023. The company is already using almost all incentives for electric vehicles. It will not be too much influenced unless the subsidy policy is extended.
Trump said: "GM has been investing in China many years ago when it built factories (and also in Mexico), and I do not think the investment I'm here to protect American laborers!"
Trade unions are also angry at GM's decision. "GM's decision to stop production at the Lordstown plant in Ohio and Hamtramck in Michigan and its assembly plants will leave thousands of workers out of work and will not be able to" UAW Vice President Terry Dittes even spoke in the same way as President Trump with his decision to make a profit from the family of American laborers plus Copper with GM in difficult times.
The UAW says that such products – such as Chevrolet Blazer and Buick Envision – should be produced in factories that will be closed instead of Mexico and China.
In response to this reaction, GM decided to make a noise. The company is committed to maintaining active production in the United States. GM's recent announcement of shortening employees is to support the company's future and ensure the company's long-term success in order to maintain and increase employment in the United States.
This calming does not seem effective with thousands of US workers affected by GM's decision, but the company says many factory workers may choose to move to other factories where crossovers, crossovers and SUVs are becoming increasingly popular on the market. GM also plans to add a technical background to support the production of electric vehicles and self-propelled vehicles in the future.