President Donald Trump is putting pressure on General Motors (GM - Get Report) for a second day via Twitter, pushing the automaker to reverse its decision to close its plant in Lordstown, Ohio.
Trump issued tweets Sunday and Monday about General Motors. The company responded to the president by saying that it will resolve the issue with the United Auto Workers union, which sued GM.
Here is what Trump tweeted on Monday:
General Motors and the UAW are going to start "talks" in September/October. Why wait, start them now! I want jobs to stay in the U.S.A. and want Lordstown (Ohio), in one of the best economies in our history, opened or sold to a company who will open it up fast! Car companies.....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 18, 2019
....are all coming back to the U.S. So is everyone else. We now have the best Economy in the World, the envy of all. Get that big, beautiful plant in Ohio open now. Close a plant in China or Mexico, where you invested so heavily pre-Trump, but not in the U.S.A. Bring jobs home!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 18, 2019
"To be clear," responded GM on Sunday in a statement provided by spokesman Pat Morrissey, "under the terms of the UAW-GM National Agreement, the ultimate future of the unallocated plants will be resolved between GM and the UAW. We remain open to talking with all affected stakeholders, but our main focus remains on our employees and offering them jobs in our plants where we have growth opportunities."
The plant closed earlier this month, and, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer rolled out its last Chevrolet Cruze from production on March 6.
GM shares are up 0.37% Monday.
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