Trump again tries to pressure GM on OH plant closure

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President Donald Trump has stepped up his pressure on General Motors to reopen an OH manufacturing plant that recently closed and put 1,700 people out of work.

President Donald Trump is demanding action for the Lordstown GM facility for a third day on Twitter.

Trump tweeted Monday that GM should: "Close a plant in China or Mexico, where you invested so heavily pre-Trump", and "Bring jobs home!"

President Trump reacted via Twitter on Saturday, urging the automaker to act quickly and open the facility back up while praising the USA investments made by their competitor, Toyota.

General Motors said in a statement released Sunday evening that the future of plants scheduled to be closed "will be resolved between GM and the UAW". "She blamed the UAW Union - I don't care, I just want it open!" he tweeted, one of dozens of grievances he aired over the weekend, including complaints about the late Sen. General Motors have two models - Chevrolet Bolt and Chevrolet Volt - that qualify for a tax credit.

"Why wait, start them now!" he wrote.

GM didn't immediately respond to The Associated Press' requests for comment. The automaker said that they had "opportunities available for virtually all impacted employees".

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Earlier on Sunday, Trump tweeted that "Democrat UAW Local 1112 President David Green ought to get his act together and produce".

He also blasted GM for letting down the USA and asserted "much better" automakers are coming to the country.

"G.M. let our Country down, but other much better auto companies are coming into the U.S.in droves", Trump tweeted earlier Sunday.

Trump has skewered several other US companies for not doing more to help their country's economy, but his remarks so far have been more bark than bite. A UAW spokesman told The Journal that the union is "leaving no stone unturned" to keep the plants open.

In his latest tweet, Trump said he reiterated to Barra that GM should do something quickly, including potentially selling the plant.

Annual sales of the Cruze in North America peaked at 273,000 in 2014, but previous year totaled just 142,000, as Americans are buying fewer passenger cars and instead opting to purchase bigger sport utility vehicles or pickup trucks.

In November, GM included Lordstown on a list of four plants in the USA and one in Canada that could be shuttered by the end of 2019 if the automaker and its unions don't come up with an agreement to allocate more work to those facilities.

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