Trump Wants GM To Either Reopen Or Sell Its Ohio Plant NOW

U.S. President Donald Trump has not forgotten about General Motors’ decision to stop production at the Lordstown Assembly plant in Ohio. Quite the opposite, in fact.

Trump posted a series of tweets over the weekend urging GM to either restart production in Ohio or sell the plant to someone else who can get it up and running.

The tweets, abundant in exclamation marks, began on Saturday, which is when the President likely learned about Toyota’s increased investments in U.S. vehicle production.

“Because the economy is so good, General Motors must get their Lordstown, Ohio, plant open, maybe in a different form or with a new owner, FAST! Toyota is investing $13.5 Billion in U.S., others likewise. GM MUST ACT QUICKLY. Time is of the essence!” read the first GM-related tweet.

It’s safe to assume Donald Trump later talked to GM CEO Mary Barra about the issue, because on Sunday he took to Twitter again. “I am not happy that it is closed when everything else in our Country is BOOMING. I asked her to sell it or do something quickly. She blamed the UAW union — I don’t care, I just want it open!” the President tweeted.

A subsequent tweet expressed the President’s disappointment that GM and UAW will start talks about the plant’s future in September/October. “Why wait, start them now! I want jobs to stay in the U.S.A. and want Lordstown (Ohio), in one of the best economies in our history, opened or sold to a company who will open it up fast!” Donald Trump replied, probably unaware that GM’s and UAW’s current contract expires in September.

The President also suggested a solution for General Motors that would allow it to restart production in Ohio: “Get that big, beautiful plant in Ohio open now. Close a plant in China or Mexico, where you invested so heavily pre-Trump, but not in the U.S.A. Bring jobs home!”

GM stopped production at Lordstown Assembly on March 6, when the final Chevrolet Cruze for the U.S. market rolled off the line. The Ohio plant is the first of four GM U.S. plants to stop production this year.

The automaker didn’t refer to Trump’s tweets directly and refused to comment on the assertion that Barra blamed the UAW for the closure of the Lordstown plant. “To be clear, under the terms of the UAW-GM National Agreement, the ultimate future of the unallocated plants will be resolved between GM and the UAW,” GM said in a statement cited by Bloomberg. The automaker added that it remains focused on offering affected employees jobs at its other plants.

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  • GobbleUp

    F Off, go spend time on something useful to the country not try to run and profit off a private sector business. What a moron.

    • MAYBE THIS SITE NEEDS TO STOP POSTING ABOUT THIS GUY. IT BRINGS THE MOOD DOWN.

      • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

        I strongly agree with this comment

      • Smith

        All media should stop reporting on this idiot, but the ignorant American who voted for him, want to hear his latest rants, because they think he knows what he is saying, even though he is a pathological liar.

        • HE GETS CLICKS SO UNFORTUNATELY THEY WONT. HERE ON A CAR BLOG YOU’D THINK WE WOULDN’T HAVE TO SEE HIS FACE BUT ALAS HERE HE IS.

        • Evan McMaster

          I’m no Trump supporter but tell me what has he really done that’s so bad.

          • CONSTANT TWITTER ATTACKS, CHARGING RENT TO HOUSE SECRET SERVICE AGENTS AT HIS PROPERTIES, NOT DIVESTING INTEREST IN SAID PROPERTIES. SHALL I GO ON?

          • EM1

            Omar and many others pull the same stunt and get the “pass”.

          • Dude

            Get your facts straight Mr rump defense force, Omar was attacked non stop for her comments. Even Cortez put her down.

          • EM1

            Ofart should go back to where she came from for marrying her brother. Cortez is more concerned about cow farts, total idiot makes Sarah Palin look like a Rhodes Scholar.

          • Dude

            Yeah Cortez is definitely the one that looks like an idiot here. If only we had more people with your level of intelligence in office.

          • Alduin

            Cortez is an idiot like you.

          • Dude

            You’re 3 days late to the discussion and that’s the best you can do? You must be pretty slow. Begone, you mushbrained trash.

          • Alduin

            You have no brain libcunt.

          • Dude

            -said the idiot who’s so slow that it literally takes his brain 3 days to come up with a 5th grade level reply. Lol try harder you childish incel

          • Alduin

            Said the clown with a single digit IQ.

          • Dude

            Wow less than a day this time. I’ll have to thank your mom for helping you post next time I see her 😘

          • Dude
          • Perry F. Bruns

            Here are his lies (so far):

            washingtonpost dot com/graphics/politics/trump-claims-database/?utm_term=.da283e897c94

            Here’s a quick primer about the crimes that have taken place under his nose (so far):

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            He’s also been making money by routing people on official diplomatic business to his hotels:

            npr dot org/2019/01/16/685977471/federal-watchdog-finds-government-ignored-emoluments-clause-with-trump-hotel

            And he’s double-dipping from the Secret Service:

            newsweek dot com/government-paying-trump-tower-presidential-protection-638852

            He also supported a deficit-ballooning corporate tax cut that hurts the poor and middle class and robs the infrastructure; appointed Brett Kavanaugh; ordered damaging tariffs; and made it clear he doesn’t care for anyone of a different gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or gender orientation. He’s popularized willful ignorance, ill will, greed, and gleeful boorishness.

            He acts like a dictator, and shows every sign of trying to become one.

            He’s not just the worst President ever. He may be the worst President possible.

            And worst of all…he’s doing it all to distract us from the actions of Congress and his Cabinet.

          • Alduin

            You say all this and yet you post links from all LEFTIST websites which have ZERO credibility. You’re just a clueless liberal idiot.

          • Perry F. Bruns

            And you’re adorable.

          • Alduin

            Liberals just make up crap.

        • EM1

          Please reframe from personal attacks as we had to deal with the ignorant Americans who voted for Obama, Clinton and Carter.

          • Perry F. Bruns

            And you dealt with that as poorly as you’re dealing with your own boy being in office.

            Dude.

            For eight years, we said, “You lost. Get over it.”

            Now I’m saying “You won. Get over it.”

          • Adam

            “Reframe?” You said reframe and you call him ignorant lol!! That’s gold hahahaha!!! The term is refrain FYI lol 😂

      • EM1

        Obama was no handsome dan

    • EM1

      You mean Clinton selling Uranium to Russia?

  • Six_Tymes

    whelp, hes not wrong about the plant.

    and Barra is a thief, she lays off workers in the last 3 months while she keeps giving herself a raise, shes the worst GM has ever had.

    • Smith

      Very few UAW workers are under-paid for the roles that they are hired to execute, so I would be very careful what you say. Barra is one of the worst paid automotive executives for the role that she holds in the company, so you need to quote facts and not union rhetoric.

      • MarketAndChurch

        The UAW is half the reason why GM has to close those plants in the first place.

  • EM1

    FCA should do the same with their Mexico plant.

    • Smith

      No, they should do the same with their USA plants so they can be profitable and successful instead of a total failure. FYI, every car company is producing in Mexico, not just FCA.

      • EM1

        They are so called American companies…who cares about globalists

        • Dude

          “globalists” lmao. They’re all global companies. They need to do what makes sense to make money. If there are issues with a factory that prevent it’s opening then why should the force it though at the behest of some idiot? Let’s not have another bailout?

          • EM1

            Globalism is all due to currency manipulation.

          • Dude

            Mm hm

        • designer_dick

          FCA isn’t American. It’s a primarily Italian company, incorporated in the Netherlands, and headquartered in London.

      • MarketAndChurch

        Or move their plants to the south, like South Carolina or Alabama.

    • Alduin

      FCA is garbage.

  • I AGREE BUT SINCE WE ARE STUCK WITH HIM THE ONLY WAY TO DEAL WITH THE STRESS HE CREATES IS WITH LATE NIGHT TV OR SNL.

    • EM1

      The joke is on you, not him. He’s not brainwashed by his college professors that live in a bubble.

      • cbATL

        I suspect you never had a college professor mo-ron.

  • Muzzammil Ather

    Well, you’ve got my upvote man!

    • THEY CAN PUT A PIC OF A CAR IF THEY NEED TO RUN STORIES INVOLVING HIM.

      • Perry F. Bruns

        I think you may have started us toward a possible solution: We should post pictures of cars in the comments.

      • Muzzammil Ather

        Agreed.

  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    You (the people) voted for him. Hang on his every word…
    and worship the glory of his image.

  • MarketAndChurch

    Maybe they can partner with foreign manufacturers to rent out these factories to them. Like Ford is with VW.

    • Enter Ranting

      Hey, maybe Mexico will pay for the plant in Ohio, as soon as they pay for the WALL™.

  • EM1

    He’s not the Joke, AOC and Ratshit Titflab along with Omar Ofart

    • Perry F. Bruns

      I’m sure you thought that was clever.

  • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

    This is a prime example why you idiots can’t get your act right. Continue to worship that moron that only talks, but no action, trash.

    • Alduin

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      • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

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        • Alduin

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          • EM1

            He’s a living abortion.

      • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

        I like how you upvote your comments. Insecure much???

      • EM1

        She’s the village bicycle, everyone “get’s a ride”.

    • EM1

      He’s president, you’re just a JOKE.

      • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

        LOL he’s a puppet, you dingus.

  • Mr. EP9

    Like it or not, you’re going to see his image on articles related to him. That’s just how it works. I don’t like the man but it’s not that big of a deal. Just don’t click on the articles if you hate him that much.

  • Perry F. Bruns

    More people lose jobs to automation than to competition. And no President should have the authority to order businesses to open or close factories. Even in a time of war, that power should not lie with the Executive Branch alone.

  • Alduin

    GM sucks anyways. The only good car they make is the Corvette. The rest of their vehicles are union built pieces of garbage. Mary Barra is destroying the company. How is it that Peugeot has turned profits by buying Opel and Holden yet GM never could? Unions also are to blame for the crap quality of domestic cars from Ford,GM and FCA.

    • Thetruthísntalwayspopular

      Yeah Peugeot didn’t buy Holden. GM still owns them.

      • Alduin

        Holden is still losing money which they should’ve also sold off.

    • MarketAndChurch

      I wouldn’t blame unions for the quality of American vehicles. But I would certainly blame them for their cost, and the added expense they become to American car companies.

    • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

      -TRUMPTARD ALERT 🚨🚨🚨🚨

      • Alduin

        Your avatar reflects exactly who you are a dumb neanderthal.

        • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

          Sorry, i ain’t white kid. Better luck next time.

        • EM1

          He’s a real POS, ignore this hater. He calls everyone “kid” because he loves them.

      • EM1
        • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

          -Not only he’s racist, but a homophobe too.

          Nice try tho. No one is going to take a word from a trumptard troll as yourself.

        • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

          So you’re okay with people being pedophiles and perverts. You are one sick creature.

  • Alduin

    Dangerous “jokes” are clueless dickbag leftists like you.

  • Alduin

    Hey tard learn to spell or delete your account.

    • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

      Says the idiot who can’t complete his sentence.

      • ME

        shut up!

        • Alduin

          I blocked him I suggest you report him and block him too.

  • Enter Ranting

    Hey Drumpf – how is the Carrier plant doing? Huh? How about all the steel mills you promised to open? Or the coal mines? Nothing? And now, you’re gonna whine to Mary Barra that you want GM to keep their plant open? Ms. Barra doesn’t care what you want, you feckless imbecile.

  • Alduin

    You should be banned for life.

  • EM1

    Nobody loves you. You’re a miserably idiot.

    • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

      Look at you, following me like a hurt deer you are. LMFAO

  • EM1

    Don’t take my soyboy comment. China boy.

  • ME

    I’m back and will bother you with all different accounts.

    • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

      Oh, so they finally banned you?? Good, now they need to go another level.

      • ME

        NOPE. You can’t shut me up.

        • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

          BYE BYE

          • ME

            Take a bath.

          • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

            BYE BYE, you will never be missed

          • ME

            Still here SB!

          • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

            Soyboy? Look, i’m not the one failed trolling people just get your little attention. Sorry kid, but this is your last luck.

          • ME

            Kid? Your trolling everyone on here!

          • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

            What happen to your old page? Did Disqus suspend your account? Never knew they do it.

          • ME

            I don’t know what you’re talking about.

          • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

            says your page doesn’t exist. I guess they removed it.

          • ME

            I deleted it.

  • ME

    Shut up

    • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

      Carscoop, this is the same guy EM1 with a different account. He cameback to do his foolish bidding.

  • Alduin

    So you’re ok with black supremacists
    then like the black panthers? You’re another misinformed liberal dickbag.

    • Dude

      And you couldn’t even keep your garbage in one reply… You clearly don’t have the intelligence to make an argument against the facts I’ve stated so why don’t you just block me and run away lol. Please don’t embarrass yourself further.

      • Alduin

        Stfu dude.

        • Dude

          Come on baby don’t cry

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