"GREAT NEWS FOR OHIO!" Trump wrote "Just spoke to Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors, who informed me that, subject to a UAW agreement etc., GM will be selling their beautiful Lordstown Plant to Workhorse, where they plan to build Electric Trucks. GM will also be spending $700,000,000 in Ohio."
The tweet crashed the Loveland, Ohio-based company's website, which was still inaccessible about three hours after the Trump mention, CNBC reported.
G.M. said in a statement that it was in discussions to sell the plant in Lordstown to a new business partly owned by the electric-truck maker, the Workhorse Group.
Workhorse designs, manufactures, builds, sells, and leases battery-electric vehicles and aircraft in the United States.
GM announced plans to close the huge plant last November.