Desperate for some attention that he in no way deserves, Trump made another outlandish claim about his “accomplishments” on Tuesday, saying that General Motors is “moving back” to Detroit, Michigan to resume work there. The problem is, GM never left the Motor City. That didn’t stop the Motormouth-in-Chief from revving up reporters, though:
“GM Korea Company announced today that it will cease production and close its Gunsan plant in May of 2018. They’re going to move back to Detroit. You don’t hear these things except for the fact that Trump became president. Believe me. You wouldn’t be hearing that, so they’re moving back from Korea to Detroit. They’re moving.”
But unfortunately for Mr. Trump, there’s one other teensy-weensy little issue: GM never announced any such thing. They did, however, put out a statement on Monday that announced the closure of the Gunsan plant because it was worthless:
GM Korea Company (GM Korea) announced today that it will cease production and close its Gunsan plant by the end of May 2018. The Gunsan facility has been increasingly underutilized, running at about 20 percent of capacity over the past three years, making continued operations unsustainable.
Wait, what was that? It had absolutely nothing to do with the disastrous Republican tax bill that the entire GOP is still walking around semi-erect over? Let’s go ahead and let President Accomplishments J. Trump tell us one more time what’s going on with the Korean GM operations:
— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) February 13, 2018
Literally one hundred percent of that is bullshit after he says that the plant in Gunsan is closing. There has never been any announcement of the sort, nobody is impressed with the new tax structure, and even the companies who have given paltry bonuses here in the US as a result of that bill have given ten times as much back to investors — which does nothing to stimulate the economy.
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