Ford CEO Credits Trump’s Policies for Decision to Nix Mexico Facility and Build in America

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Auto manufacturer Ford previously announced plans to build a $1.6 billion factory in Mexico. With the election of Donald Trump as president and his policies, which are viewed as more business-friendly, that decision has abruptly changed and Ford’s CEO specifically cites the policies of Trump and the incoming Republican-controlled Congress as the reason why.

Speaking at Flat Rock Assembly Plant, Ford CEO Mark Fields, announced that they will no longer be building the Mexico facility and will instead build a $700 million assembly plant in Michigan.

Fields said that the company’s decision to alter their plans and move the planned facility to Michigan instead of Mexico was due to the policies that Trump “and the new Congress have indicated they will pursue.” He added, “We believe these tax and regulatory reforms are necessary to boost U.S. competitiveness.”

President-elect Trump offered praise for Ford’s decision by tweeting a link to the story of Ford’s announcement followed by a tweet to a meme posted on Instagram in which he boldly said that “America will become a great magnet for innovation and job creation.”

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Given the fact that Ford CEO directly credited Donald Trump’s policies for the company’s decision, the left will have a difficult time spinning this as something Trump is taking credit for with no cause. That won’t stop them from trying.

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Jennifer Burke
Jennifer Burke
Jennifer is a Co-Founder of PolitiStick and the Editor-in-Chief. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University and a certified teacher with 12 years experience in the classroom. Jennifer attended what is credited for being the first modern-day Tea Party rally in the country in the Seattle area and from there emerged as a powerful speaker and writer within the movement. While still in Washington State, Jennifer was selected to be a member of the second graduating class of the Jennifer Dunn Leadership Institute (JDLI), a program which identified future conservative leaders. Jennifer worked as the National Outreach Director for one of the largest conservative groups in the country and served as Managing Editor and writer for what quickly grew to become one of the top 15 conservative sites in the country. She brings to Politistick a passion for the fight for freedom for current and future generations.

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