Trump tells GM to 'bring jobs home' after OH plant closing

President Donald Trump tours the American Center of Mobility with GM CEO Mary

President Donald Trump tours the American Center of Mobility with GM CEO Mary

Earlier in the day, the president had already lashed out at the local UAW president, David Green, saying he "ought to get his act together and produce".

"I want action on Lordstown fast".

The plants affected include Lordstown in Warren, Ohio that makes the Chevrolet Cruise, the Detroit-Hamtramck Operations in Detroit, Michigan that makes the Buick Lacrosse, the Chevrolet Volt, Chevrolet Impala and the Cadillac CT6.

"I am not happy that it is closed when everything else in our Country is BOOMING", Trump said in a tweet Sunday after he said he had just spoken to Barra about the plant.

Trump's arm-twisting came in a series of tweets aimed at GM and the United Auto Workers union that stretched across Saturday, Sunday and Monday. "She blamed the UAW Union - I don't care, I just want it open!" he tweeted, one of dozens of grievances he aired over the weekend, including complaints about the late Sen.

GM didn't immediately respond to The Associated Press' requests for comment.

GM reported near-record pretax profits of $11.8 billion for 2018, according to Fox News.

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Workers at the Lordstown plant worked their last shift earlier this month.

Less than 24 hours later, President Trump sent out another tweet discussing the Lordstown GM plant, this time specifically addressing a local union boss about the closure. "Why wait, start them now!", he tweeted.

Production at the Lordstown plant ceased earlier this month.

The GM logo is seen at the General Motors plant in Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil, January 22, 2019. "I want jobs to stay in the United States of America 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!" he writes. Overall, the company said its restructuring plan would result in the elimination of about 14,000 jobs, though it has said some of those workers will be able to transfer to other facilities.

In a statement to The Wall Street Journal, GM said the future of the factories will be decided during negotiations on a new four-year contract with the UAW, which are scheduled to begin this summer.

The carmaker said it has placed more than 1,000 employees from so-called unallocated plants to other GM factories, adding that it has "opportunities available for virtually all impacted employees".

President Trump reacted via Twitter on Saturday, urging the automaker to act quickly and open the facility back up while praising the USA investments made by their competitor, Toyota.

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