Ford Motors dropped a bombshell on American workers this week when it announced it intends to move all its small car manufacturing lines out of Detroit and the U.S. and into its Mexico-based plants.
Ford CEO Mark Fields released a statement on September 14 insisting that in the “next two to three years, we will have migrated all of our small car production to Mexico and out of the United States.”
Breitbart reported that Fields went on to say that his company is investing an additional $4.5 billion to develop electric vehicles by 2020, most of which will be spent in its Mexico facilities. In addition, all of Ford’s emerging small car models will be made south of the border.
This move to Mexico shouldn’t come as a huge surprise, given the fact that back in April, Ford launched a $1.6 billion building plan for enlarging facilities in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
Trump has slammed Ford for moves such as this, telling Breitbart News last February that his planned border wall with Mexico has “economic reasons” behind it, as well as the obvious security reasons.
“I’ve been telling everybody this from day one: We’re going to have nothing left,” Trump said. “The steel [production] is going to be there. The cars are going to be there. Mexico is going to be the car capitol of the world. Michigan is being decimated.”
That’s why I’m doing so well in Michigan — because people say I’m the only one who understands what’s going on,” he added. “The other candidates have no clue as to what’s going on. I’m talking about it all the time. There’s even a piece of the reason that I like the wall — is for economic reasons. They’re coming over here doing whatever they want to do economically.”
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