President Donald Trump on Friday rapped General Motors after a new report detailing the shrinking domestic workforce of the auto giant.
The president appears to be referring to a Bloomberg report that shows GM now employs fewer union-represented workers in the U.S. than its counterparts Ford and Fiat Chrysler for the first time in its 80-year history of working with the United Autoworkers Union.
GM has become a frequent target of the president after he campaigned on reviving the auto manufacturing industry in the U.S. But the company has continued to trim down its domestic production and shift operations to countries like Mexico and China.
General Motors, which was once the Giant of Detroit, is now one of the smallest auto manufacturers there. They moved major plants to China, BEFORE I CAME INTO OFFICE. This was done despite the saving help given them by the USA. Now they should start moving back to America again?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 30, 2019