President-elect Donald Trump has been placing automakers on his priority list for production criticisms as of recent, and General Motors was not left out.
Yesterday evening, media asked GM CEO, Mary Barra, if there was any consideration to move the production line to the U.S. The short answer? No.
“This is a long-lead business with high capital-intensive investments, decisions that were made two, three and four years ago,” Barra said. “When you look at the Cruze sedan, the Cruze sedan for U.S. consumption is being built here.”
The Detroit News reports Barra spoke with the President-elect following his criticism, but she did not go into specifics surrounding the conversation.
“I think it’s safe to assume a company of our size with a significance and the number of jobs that General Motors provides in the United States that our staff is regularly talking to his staff and the communications are ongoing,” she said.
She also would not comment on how tariffs or taxes could affect GM stating, “There’s a lot of work to do. When you really look at some of the things the president-elect has said, we have much more in common than we have different.”
Barra was also tapped to join Trump’s economic policy group last year to provide a vantage point from the private sector. She and other CEOs will continuously advise the President-elect on future economic policy in the United States.