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President Trump criticizes Lordtown closure, promises to pressure GM

November 26, 2018

President Trump criticizes Lordtown closure, promises to pressure GM

WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Donald Trump on Monday criticized General Motors’ decision to shutter its plant in Lordstown, telling reporters that he would pressure the company to “get back to Ohio and soon.”

“They say the Chevy Cruze is not selling well,” Trump said. “I said, ’Well, get a car that is selling well and put it back in. I think you’ll see something else happen there.”

Trump also said the decision had nothing to do with the tariffs he imposed.

“Essentially, the car was not selling,” said Trump, who said he spoke to GM CEO Mary Barra about the closure.

“I am not happy with what she did,” Trump added. “You know, the United States saved General Motors, and for her to take that company out of Ohio is not good. I think she’s going to put something back in soon.”

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