Democrat Tim Ryan Takes Aim At Trump Over GM Lordstown Closure10
U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, used last night’s Democratic debates to take aim at President Trump and General Motors over the closure of the GM Lordstown plant earlier this year.
Ryan said Trump has promised local area residents that their jobs were safe and that they would not need to sell their homes in the near future whilst at a rally in 2017. On the campaign trail in 2016, Trump allegedly promised to turn Ohio into a “manufacturing behemoth.”
GM Lordstown is now closed, with thousands of jobs lost at the plant directly. GM, meanwhile, has received flack for allocating new products like the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer and 2020 Chevrolet Trailblazer to plants in Mexico and South Korea.
“We lost 4,000 jobs at a General Motors facility that rippled throughout our community,” Ryan said. during the first Democratic debate of the primaries. “General Motors got a tax cut. General Motors got a bailout, and then they have the audacity to move a new car that they’re going to produce to Mexico.”
Trump lambasted GM on Twitter late last year shortly after it announced the impending closure of the Lordstown facility and other US-based plants, threatening to take action against the automaker in retaliation.
“Very disappointed with General Motors and their CEO, Mary Barra, for closing plants in Ohio, Michigan and Maryland,” the tweet said. “Nothing being closed in Mexico & China. The U.S. saved General Motors, and this is the THANKS we get! We are now looking at cutting all GM subsidies, including for electric cars.”
“General Motors made a big China bet years ago when they built plants there (and in Mexico) – don’t think that bet is going to pay off,” he added.
GM’s high profile plant closures could become a hot topic in the lead-up to the 2020 presidential elections. Trump’s 2016 campaign was largely based on bringing new manufacturing jobs to middle America and certain Democratic candidates also seem keen to try and appeal to the working class in states like Ohio.
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Has this guy ever bought anything produced in the Lordstown Plant? I doubt it.
Guys a pathetic coward… GM this, GM that… and it’s Trumps fault? Mary Barra’s a Hitlary supporter.. typical loser coward good for nothing liberal…
What feather brain believes anything a politician says? Besides, business is constantly changing.
it is the car companies fault by making the SUVs popular over passenger cars. this all started with the mini van and people liked more space. GM screwed up by not having more passenger cars with all wheel drive which is the big reason people went to SUVs. Subaru sells all the cars they can build and that is because of the all wheel drive
I have a 19 Cruze, and I wouldn’t take an SUV if you gave it to me. Insurance is high, payments are high, and maintenance/repairs would be high. I say let the owners enjoy watching their money fly out of their wallets.
Trump is going on over 11,000 certified lies since coming into office. If you believe his BS, you’re a crétin.
Yes, because 3 years after this so called campaign “promise”, President Trump has ZERO control over the boneheaded decisions that the bean counters at GM make? I know the President seems the logical choice to blame for ALL things wrong in this country, but really people????
He’s the one that says he can fix everything.
More likely that he’s getting the whole world pissed at the US minus his dictator friends.
This will end very badly. Time to brush-up on your squirrel hunting skills.?
You are a dummy if you don’t buy what fits best for your family. Try doing anything else in a Chevy Cruze than commuting to work and back. Put a couple child seats in the back. See how that works for you. You can buy a Malibu for the same money as a cruze and have more car for the money. Try keeping your business open selling something people don’t want to buy. Plus all the people complaining don’t even owns GM product. Such fake complainers.
suppose you don’t even need a rear seat —really dumacrates