GM called out by President Trump to reopen Lordstown plant


President Donald Trump speaks to the National Association of Attorneys General, Monday, March 4, 2019, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

President Donald Trump is urging General Motors to reopen its Lordstown plant, calling out the company via Twitter.

The president tweeted Saturday afternoon, saying, “Because the economy is so good, General Motors must get their Lordstown, Ohio, plant open, maybe in a different form or with a new owner, FAST!”

Trump also mentioned Toyota’s recent investment in the U.S.

GM ended production at the Lordstown plant earlier this month, with the last Chevy Cruze rolling off the line on March 6.

GM Lordstown was the first of five North American plants closing by the end of the year. The company said the end of production was part of a restructuring plan within GM to focus on making trucks, SUVs and electric and autonomous vehicles.

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