Trump’s General Motors tweets, explained

Vox - 03-18


President Donald Trump appears to believe he can tweet General Motors out of closing a plant in Ohio. Over the weekend and into Monday, he posted multiple tweets commenting on GM’s recent closure of a plant in Lordstown, Ohio, casting blame on a local union leader and calling on the automaker’s CEO to “do something quickly” about the issue. GM announced that it would shutter plants in Lordstown and other locations last year as part of a major restructuring plan. Trump has been unable to strong-arm the company into keeping operations open, and given the importance Ohio will have in his reelection bid, he’s clearly concerned about it.