JUST IN: General Motors Makes Mass Layoff Announcement


Donald Trump continues to discover that, during his campaign, promises were easy to make, but during his presidency, they’re much harder to keep. Mexico still hasn’t paid for any wall and Hillary Clinton remains free from prison, after all.

Trump also made promises to manufacturing employees that he would keep American businesses in America and that he would bring those who moved their businesses overseas to avoid taxes back to the United States. His giant tax cuts for wealthy corporations, however, haven’t worked.

General Motors, one of the largest manufacturing employers in states that elected Trump, will begin laying off employees on Monday. CNN reports:

‘The job cuts and plant closings are part of ongoing cost reductions to free up $6 billion annually to invest in a new generation of autos, such as electric and self-driving vehicles. It is also making a push to develop a ride hailing service that will allow GM to make more money by selling rides to customers rather than vehicles.’

Trump has made threats to cut all tax subsidies from GM, causing their stocks to plummet, and vowed to go “very hard” on the company, but all to no avail. One union president, Dave Green, has been writing to Trump since July begging him to step in and prevent the layoffs. According to WKBN in Ohio:

‘UAW Local 112 President Dave Green sent a second letter to President Donald Trump, asking him to get involved in saving the GM Lordstown plant and jobs of autoworkers.

‘Green will attend the President’s State of the Union speech on Tuesday as Congressman Tim Ryan’s guest.’

Green will be a guest of Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) at Trump’s State of the Union address, so Trump will have to face one of the many employees he’s disappointed after failing to keep his promises.

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