Trump took to Twitter again to jump back into the GM layoff debacle, that has cost 14,000 people their jobs from five closed plants.
….in 3 separate locations, creating another 450 jobs. I have been working nicely with GM to get this done. Thank you to Mary B, your GREAT Governor, and Senator Rob Portman. With all the car companies coming back, and much more, THE USA IS BOOMING!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 8, 2019
We love to see new investment in American car manufacturing as much as anyone. $700 million invested in Ohio is nothing to sneeze at. But for Trump to claim that 450 new jobs is a victory – and to say ‘thank you [GM CEO] Mary B” – is a bit of an insult when the company laid 14,000 employees this year as the CEO got paid $22 million.