No matter which way the election would have turned out, history was bound to be made. In this case, the United States has elected the first person to never have served public office to the highest office in the land.
General Motors released a statement on behalf of the automaker congratulating him on his victory and stated it hopes to work with President Trump on a stronger U.S. auto industry.
“GM congratulates both candidates and parties on their hard-fought campaigns. GM looks forward to working with President-elect Donald J. Trump and the new Congress on policies that support a strong and competitive U.S. manufacturing base,” the automaker said in a statement.
The automaker added it “will continue to do its part to transform the future of mobility and contribute to America’s competitive strength.”
Trump has been keen on bashing investments in the country of Mexico, which GM has plans to grow significantly in the coming years as Americans buy less small cars, and more large crossovers and SUVs. Casualties of the nonexistent small car love affair are just beginning; GM announced it would lay off an entire shift at the Lordstown, Ohio assembly plant over slumping 2016 Chevrolet Cruze sales.