Although president-elect Donald Trump hasn’t been officially sworn into office yet that hasn’t stopped him from using his enormous influence, along with a massive social media following, to get his pro-American jobs message out to companies seeking to take advantage of cheap foreign labor.
Trump has focused heavily on auto-manufacturers, starting with Ford last month when they announced they would no longer be moving an American factory to Mexico as planned, but instead will be expanding their plant in Michigan while investing $700 million and creating 700 new jobs.
Now, only a short time after Trump calling them out on Twitter, General Motors has announced they will be investing at least $1 Billion dollars in new U.S. investments and will be creating over 1,000 new jobs.
Recall that earlier this month Trump commented on GM’s decision to move models of the Chevy Cruze manufactured in Mexico over the border to America, without paying any tariffs. Trump said, “Make in U.S.A or pay big border tax.”
General Motors is sending Mexican made model of Chevy Cruze to U.S. car dealers-tax free across border. Make in U.S.A.or pay big border tax!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2017
Now, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that an announcement will be coming as early as today from GM regarding their new investment plans in American jobs.
General Motors Co. this week will announce plans to invest at least $1 billion across several U.S. factories, two people familiar with the plan said, a move aimed at underlining its commitment to U.S. manufacturing jobs in the wake of President-elect Donald Trump’s criticism of the auto maker’s imports from Mexico.
GM’s announcement could come as early as Tuesday, the people briefed on the plan said. The company will cite a number of new jobs in excess of 1,000 stemming from the investment but doesn’t plan to specify which of its factories are in line for more work, one person said.
Perhaps, hoping to take preemptive actions to avoid a future border tax under President Trump, GM has made a calculated decision that expanding in America will turn out to be more profitable than moving to Mexico hoping to take advantage of cheap labor. It’s also worth mentioning that a few Tweets from Trump on a company’s un-American job decisions can have a catastrophic impact on how consumers view them, possibly decreasing their image and sales domestically.
In only 4 days Donald Trump will officially take office, with no amount of violent protesters able to stop that, and he will have the ability to make policies in favor of American workers along with American values. The more good Trump does for the country’s job market, the more extreme leftists will show themselves as anti-American globalism bent on destroying national pride and patriotism.