Even after being exposed for lying about Ford, Carrier, and an entire slew of business deals, President-elect Donald Trump has taken to Twitter again to make false claims about an American company. This time the target was General Motors. Trump made a completely baseless claim, saying, “General Motors is sending Mexican made model of Chevy Cruze to U.S. car dealers-tax free across border. Make in U.S.A. or pay big border tax!”
General Motors is sending Mexican made model of Chevy Cruze to U.S. car dealers-tax free across border. Make in U.S.A.or pay big border tax!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2017
But don’t worry, folks. GM wasn’t going to take his slam without giving it back.
In a statement made to CNBC, GM made it clear that only a very small number of those Mexican-made cars are sold in the United States. “All Chevrolet Cruze sedans sold in the U.S. are built in GM’s assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio. GM builds the Chevrolet Cruze hatchback for global markets in Mexico, with a small number sold in the U.S.”
Got that, Trump? The Mexican-made cars are produced for global markets.
CNBC goes on to report that out of 190,000 Chevy Cruzes sold in the U.S., just a little over 2%, or 4,500 cars were made in Mexico.