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Great, now that we’ve stated that, the latest news involves presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump and his most recent criticism of General Motors’ Mexico investments. Automotive News reports the Donald slipped GM in with Ford, which has long been a punching bag of his campaign, for making sizable investments in the country.
“I am fighting hard to bring jobs back to the United States. Many companies — like Ford, General Motors, Nabisco, Carrier — are moving production to Mexico. Drugs and illegal immigrants are also pouring across our border. This is bad for all Americans, regardless of their heritage,” Trump said in a statement defending his comments about a Mexican-American judge overseeing civil lawsuits against Trump University.
In 2014, GM announced it would invest $5 billion in Mexico through 2018 to double its production capacity in the country. However, let us not forget GM’s more recent investments in the U.S.
Last year, GM allocated over $5 billion to American manufacturing, securing and adding thousands of jobs. GM will also shift additional Chevrolet Silverado production from Mexico, to the United States to respond to market demand.
GM Canada will also announced hundreds of new positions this coming Friday for the country.