President Donald Trump warned General Motors that it "better" open a new plant in Ohio after the firm announced layoffs and plant closures.
Trump told reporters he was not happy with GM’s decision to idle a plant in Lordstown, Ohio.
“I have no doubt that in the not too distant future, they’ll put something else. They better put something else in,” Trump said.
GM did not immediately comment on Trump’s remarks, but the company noted it has other facilities in Ohio including a transmission plant in Toledo and metal center in Parma.
Ohio lawmakers urged GM to reconsider. Republican Senator Rob Portman told GM chief executive Mary Barra on Monday that the company should bring a new product to the plant and he also urged GM “to at least reallocate some of the production and employees to the Toledo GM plant.”