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Trump Threatens GM Over Car Production in Mexico; Ford Announces Cancellation of Plant

Trump Threatens GM Over Car Production in Mexico; Ford Announces Cancellation of Plant

THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER --

President-elect Trump on Tuesday threatened General Motors with an import tax if it didn't stop selling a Mexican-made model of the Chevy Cruze in the United States.

"General Motors is sending Mexican made model of Chevy Cruze to U.S. car dealers-tax free across border," Trump tweeted. "Make in U.S.A. or pay big border tax!"

The tweet is Trump's latest effort to shape policy and affect corporate behavior even before he is sworn into office. Just weeks after he won the Nov. 8 election, Trump pressured Carrier not to move part of its production from Indiana to Mexico, and later claimed victory when the company said it would stay in the U.S., with the help of state-level tax breaks.

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It's the first time Trump has lashed out at GM over moving production of vehicles overseas. Trump was often critical of Ford for moving production of some vehicles to Mexico with a new plant on the campaign trail.

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