President Donald Trump scolded General Motors on Friday for shifting car production to China, despite getting a taxpayer bailout.
“They moved major plants to China, BEFORE I CAME INTO OFFICE,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “This was done despite the saving help given them by the USA. Now they should start moving back to America again?”
Taxpayers funded a $50 billion package that bailed out General Motors after the company went bankrupt in 2009, as the federal government ultimately lost $11.2 billion in the process.
Trump described General Motors as “once the Giant of Detroit” but mocked it as “one of the smallest auto manufacturers.”