People Not Blaming Trump For GM Plant Closures, Washington Post Hardest Hit

I can just picture Washington Post writer Jenna Johnson going to her editor and stomping her feet as she tells him/her that her story is a bust as no one is Blaming Trump, and the editor says “meh, go ahead and run it, You Tried”

Many hurt by GM cuts blame others, not Trump: ‘It’s a business. We’re numbers.’

Eight miles northwest of the General Motors assembly plant expected to close next year, two workers and a customer at an auto-parts store pointed fingers: Americans just don’t want to drive small cars like those produced at the plant. Gas prices are low, making big vehicles even more attractive. And GM can get cheaper labor elsewhere.

But none of the three men pointed a finger at President Trump, who had promised residents here and throughout the industrial Midwest that he would stop the closure of factories. At one political rally in the area last year, he even urged residents to stay put and not sell their homes.

“It’s a company. Why should the president of the United States be allowed to tell a company what to do?” said Michael Hayda, 64, a former factory worker and a driver at the store who is registered as a Democrat and voted for Trump in 2016.

His co-worker Bill McKlveen, another Democrat who voted for Trump, agreed and noted that auto-industry workers have been getting pink slips for decades, long before Trump took office.

And even a customer who would like to see Trump impeached said he doesn’t fully fault the president.

“There’s only one law we all obey, and that’s the law of supply and demand,” said Paul Niemi, 68, who fixes wood pallets for a living and was motivated by Trump to vote for the first time earlier this month, selecting a straight Democratic ticket in the midterm election.

Bummer. Not Trump blame from the workers, even as the media tries to Blame this on Trump. Look at ABC News, as they discuss the soon to be signed trade deal between US-Mexico-Canada

When President Donald Trump signs the revised North American trade agreement Friday at the G-20 summit in Argentina, he will get a step closer to delivering on a campaign promise — to replace NAFTA or terminate it — after a week fraught with negative economic headlines.

Just Tuesday, General Motors announced that, in light of the new deal, it was laying off 15 percent of its workers and shuttering five plants in the U.S. and Canada.

I’ve tried, but, I cannot find any article which shows GM specifically saying that. Most even stay away from the potential tariffs costing GM a lot of money due to steel costs. And those are literally the first two paragraphs of the article.

Why is GM doing this? Because their sedan lines stink. For quality and such they just cannot compete with the likes of Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Subaru, Mazda, and Hyundai. If someone wants a lower price, go with Kia. This is why Ford and Dodge are dumping most sedan lines.

Anyhow, it’s funny that the Washington Post went looking to blame Trump, and failed.

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One Response to “People Not Blaming Trump For GM Plant Closures, Washington Post Hardest Hit”

  1. Mangoldielocks says:

    Trump needs to lure other manufacturing jobs to that region of the country. I’m sure GM would love to dump their factories for pennies on the dollars.

    He wants to freak out the left? He needs to entice solar or wind companies with subsidies from the states to come and make wind or solar and offer jobs to those laid off. HEHE.

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