Donald Trump has not even taken office yet, but he is already bringing about the change he promised on the campaign trail.
As a businessman, Trump has repeatedly discussed the importance of keeping jobs in the U.S. in order to improve the economy.
As President-elect, he is making it known that U.S. companies better work to manufacture in the country, or there will be consequences.
Most notably, big U.S. automakers have outsourced production to other countries in order to save money, countries such as Mexico.
After coming under fire by Trump, Ford Motor Company decided against building a new plant in Mexico and instead will be investing hundreds of millions of dollars in Michigan, a state which has taken a huge hit after losing much of its auto industry.
Then, Fiat Chrysler announced it will create 2,000 new U.S. jobs and invest a billion dollars in the U.S. with two factories in Michigan and Ohio.
This week, General Motors follows suit after an ultimatum by Trump on Twitter, saying:
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!
Following the comments of the President-elect, GM decided to re-evaluate their plans to manufacture in Mexico and then bring automobiles back across the border to the U.S. — and it didn’t hurt that their stock dropped a quarter billion dollars in value due to unhappy Americans wishing to keep the cars “made in the U.S.A.”
The Hill reported:
GM said in a press release that it will add or keep a total of 7,000 jobs as a result of the investments over the next few years, with details of individual projects expected to be announced throughout the year.
The company will also begin to shift some of its axle production for its next-generation, full-size pickup trucks from Mexico to operations in Michigan — a move that will create 450 U.S. jobs.
“As the U.S. manufacturing base increases its competitiveness, we are able to further increase our investment, resulting in more jobs for America and better results for our owners,” said GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra in a statement. “The U.S. is our home market and we are committed to growth that is good for our employees, dealers, and suppliers and supports our continued effort to drive shareholder value.”
President-elect Trump has also laid out plans to bring jobs back to the U.S. by renegotiating trade deals and retreat from the past policies of globalist politicians.
Fox Business reported on some of Trump’s comments in regard to the job crisis which has sent manufacturing overseas and crippled the economy — policies which Obama and the Clintons did nothing to change.
“We allow foreign countries to subsidize their goods, devalue their currency, violate their agreements, and cheat in every way imaginable and our politicians did nothing about it,” he said.
“NAFTA was the worst trade deal in history, and China’s entrance into the World Trade Organization has enabled the greatest jobs theft in history,” he said.
“Our politicians have aggressively pursued a policy of globalization — moving our jobs, our wealth and our factories to Mexico and overseas,” Trump said at an aluminum recycling plant in Monessen, Pennsylvania. “Globalization has made the financial elite who donate to politicians very, very wealthy.”
President-elect Trump has created a 7-step plan, and along with the recent strides made in bringing automotive production back to the U.S, is working with other companies such as Apple to strengthen the U.S. economy by manufacturing in the U.S.
Donald Trump will take office in a few short days but has already taken vital steps towards boosting the U.S. labor force and economy by bringing jobs back to U.S. workers.