Trump threatens GM with ‘big border tax’ over Mexico production

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    Trump threatens GM with ‘big border tax’ over Mexico production

    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday blasted U.S. car maker General Motors and threatened to impose a “big border tax” for making its Chevy Cruze model in Mexico.

    “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!” Trump said in a post on Twitter.


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    Re: Trump threatens GM with ‘big border tax’ over Mexico production

    Prediction: New Chevy Cruze advertising tagline:

    The Chevy Cruze: Imported from Lordstown*, Ohio**.

    *Town in Ohio.
    **State in USA, west of New York, east of California, north of Mexico.


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    Re: Trump threatens GM with ‘big border tax’ over Mexico production

    It is interesting that (new) GM is investing massive amounts for plants in Mexico, although the Mexican government did nothing for the GM bailout.

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    Re: Trump threatens GM with ‘big border tax’ over Mexico production

    Another form of buyers' remorse?

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    Re: Trump threatens GM with ‘big border tax’ over Mexico production

    Nothing to worry about until he tries to tariff everything coming across.
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    Re: Trump threatens GM with ‘big border tax’ over Mexico production

    Why just GM?
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    Re: Trump threatens GM with ‘big border tax’ over Mexico production

    Quote Originally Posted by megeebee View Post
    Why just GM?
    Yeah, I'd ignore his cherry picking.
    If he borrowed "No Federal contracts if you offshore" from Bernie Sanders, that's something that would get the attention of these corporations.
    Also, if it's Mexico only, all he'll do is shift production back to China. It'll be interesting to see if he has the balls to do anything about that.
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    Re: Trump threatens GM with ‘big border tax’ over Mexico production

    Quote Originally Posted by Perian View Post
    Prediction: New Chevy Cruze advertising tagline:

    The Chevy Cruze: Imported from Lordstown*, Ohio**.

    *Town in Ohio.
    **State in USA, west of New York, east of California, north of Mexico.


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    Reallly, so the Cruze hatch is made in Lordstown? Since when?

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    Re: Trump threatens GM with ‘big border tax’ over Mexico production

    Quote Originally Posted by megeebee View Post
    Why just GM?
    You must have missed where he blasted Ford during his campaign, while saying nothing about GM importing from Mexico/China.
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    Re: Trump threatens GM with ‘big border tax’ over Mexico production

    Consider this a message to all CEOs. It's not just about GM.
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    Re: Trump threatens GM with ‘big border tax’ over Mexico production

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGinNC View Post
    You must have missed where he blasted Ford during his campaign, while saying nothing about GM importing from Mexico/China.
    Ford basically ignored him when he cherry picked them. Said there's no net job loss and went on with their business.
    GM should do the same. If he ever comes up with some sort of actual policy, then you address it.
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    Re: Trump threatens GM with ‘big border tax’ over Mexico production

    Quote Originally Posted by CadillacSA View Post
    Reallly, so the Cruze hatch is made in Lordstown? Since when?
    GM has responded to Mr. Trump:

    "General Motors manufacturers the Chevrolet Cruze sedan in Lordstown, Ohio. All Chevrolet Cruze sedans sold in the U.S. are built in GM's assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio. GM builds the Chevrolet Cruze hatchback for global markets in Mexico, with a small number sold in the U.S."


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    Re: Trump threatens GM with ‘big border tax’ over Mexico production

    GM's official statement:

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    General Motors manufactures the Chevrolet Cruze sedan in Lordstown, Ohio. All Chevrolet Cruze sedans sold in the U.S. are built in GM’s assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio. GM builds the Chevrolet Cruze hatchback for global markets in Mexico, with a small number sold in the U.S.
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    Re: Trump threatens GM with ‘big border tax’ over Mexico production

    A useful dumb ass.

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    Re: Trump threatens GM with ‘big border tax’ over Mexico production

    Quote Originally Posted by Perian View Post
    GM has responded to Mr. Trump:

    "General Motors manufacturers the Chevrolet Cruze sedan in Lordstown, Ohio. All Chevrolet Cruze sedans sold in the U.S. are built in GM's assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio. GM builds the Chevrolet Cruze hatchback for global markets in Mexico, with a small number sold in the U.S."


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    Yes this is well known, and should have been known to you when you claimed the Cruze (not just the sedan) is "imported" from Ohio.

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