President Elect of the United States Donald Trump has a terrible habit of starting fights on Twitter he is incapable of finishing. It’s like he’s in a battle of wits, except he’s unarmed.
On Monday, Trump decided he again attack a major corporation to try and boost his laughable “tough of big business” image. This time, General Motors was his target as blatantly lied about production numbers and sales destinations of GM’s Chevy Cruze line.
In a statement to CNBC, GM fired back:
“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.” GM “sold about 190,000 Cruzes in the U.S. in 2016. About 4,500 of those, or 2.4 percent, were hatchbacks made in Mexico.”
In case you’re keeping score at home, that’s GM 1, Trump 0
The real problem here is not where the cars are produced, but the fact that The Chevy Cruz is just not a very popular car with American auto buyers. It’s small and the market right now favors trucks and SUVs.
Donald Trump doesn’t understand how this market, or the economy as a whole works, so he thought it’d be easier to go on Twitter and threaten an American company based on a lie he just made up.
That’s our next President, ladies and gentlemen.