WASHINGTON, March 18 (KUNA) -- US President Donald Trump said late Sunday that he spoke to CEO of General Motors Mary Barra about the company's Lordstown Ohio plant, saying that he is "not happy that it is closed."
Trump said in a tweet "I am not happy that it is closed when everything else in our Country is BOOMING."
He added that he asked Barra "to sell it or do something quickly. She blamed the UAW (United Automobile Workers) Union - I don't care, I just want it open."
General Motors announced in November 2018 that "with changing customer preferences in the US and in response to market-related volume declines in cars, future products will be allocated to fewer plants next year," indicating that it will be closing assembly plants in 2019 in Ontario, Canada, Detroit and the Lordstown Assembly in Warren, Ohio.
On Saturday, Trump also tweeted that "because the economy is so good, General Motors must get their Lordstown, Ohio, plant open, maybe in a different form or with a new owner, FAST! Toyota is investing USD 13.5 Billion in US, others likewise. GM MUST ACT QUICKLY. Time is of the essence". (end)