President of the United States, Donald Trump, He once again showed his enthusiasm for General Motors' car maker for his decision to shut down several factories in Michigan and Ohio, so he announced that he would study to take out the subsidies the federal government has given to this companies.
Very disappointed by General Motors and its CEO, Mary Barra, for shutting down factories in Ohio, Michigan and Maryland, but nothing ends in Mexico and China. The United States has saved General Motors, and this is the thanks we receive! We are now studying the reduction of all GM grants, "Trump wrote.
His warning came a day after GM announced a 15% cut in the workforce and the closure of five factories in the United States, two of them in places like Michigan and Ohio, which Trump has earned in the elections 2016.
"General Motors made a big bet in China years ago when they built a number of factories there (and in Mexico), but I think their bet will not work. I'm here to protect US workers."
GM said his decision was based on the low sales of small cars assembled at the two factories and indicated he wanted to straighten his efforts towards autonomous cars and other new technologies.
US vehicle manufacturers also suffer from aluminum and steel tariffs, but GM said it did not affect their decision.
Currently, the United States provides subsidies between $ 2,500 and $ 7,500 for each electric vehicle, depending on the model. GM produces Chevrolet Electric Electric, but this type of car brings very little revenue to the company.