Trump Hits GM on Twitter Over Mexico Chevy Cruze Production, Then GM Responds

President-elect Donald Trump went on Twitter to issue a taxation threat to the car manufacturer General Motors. In his tweet, Trump outright stated that GM is sending Mexican made model of Chevy Cruze to U.S. car dealers “tax-free.” He then threatened a “border tax.”

In the end, who will this hurt, really?

If a “big border tax” is assessed to punish GM for building “tax-free across the border,” do not be naive in thinking the company itself will absorb that monetary blow. Inevitably, the extra cost of a “border tax” will be passed on to the consumer thereby increasing the price they will pay.


But was Trump’s ominous threat warranted or was he basing his threat without presenting all the facts, or perhaps before knowing all the facts.

GM issued a statement to correct Trump’s accusation as erroneous.

All Cruze sedans sold in the U.S. are made at a factory in the state [Ohio], GM notes, and while some Chevrolet Cruze hatchbacks designed for the global market are sold stateside, and are in fact made in Mexico, the vast majority of those vehicles are destined for export to other international markets.

Should Trump issue a retraction or apologetic tweet given the fact that his claim against GM does not appear to be accurate?

So far, there is no response to GM’s correction of Trump’s accusation and Trump’s tweet is still on Twitter.


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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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