LORDSTOWN, Ohio — President Donald Trump took to Twitter to comment on the closing of the Lordstown General Motors plant on Saturday, and then again on Sunday.
On Saturday the President suggested GM open their plant in a “different form” or with a “new owner” as quickly as possible.
Because the economy is so good, General Motors must get their Lordstown, Ohio, plant open, maybe in a different form or with a new owner, FAST! Toyota is investing 13.5 $Billion in U.S., others likewise. G.M. MUST ACT QUICKLY. Time is of the essence!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 16, 2019
Less than 24 hours later, President Trump sent out another tweet discussing the Lordstown GM plant, this time specifically addressing a local union boss about the closure.
Democrat UAW Local 1112 President David Green ought to get his act together and produce. G.M. let our Country down, but other much better car companies are coming into the U.S. in droves. I want action on Lordstown fast. Stop complaining and get the job done! 3.8% Unemployment!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 17, 2019
Trump tweeted that United Auto Workers Local 1112 President David Green “ought to get his act together and produce.” He followed with “I want action in Lordstown fast. Stop complaining and get the job done!”
The Lordstown GM plant stopped production on March 6 after General Motors announced plans last November to close multiple manufacturing sites and cut 15,000 jobs.
Nearly 1400 people were employed at the Lordstown GM plant, but only 400 of those workers have accepted transfers to other plants.
Trump's remarks come a week before he is slated to make an appearance in Ohio, according to News 5 media partner Akron Beacon Journal.
The President will tour and deliver remarks at the Lima Army Tank Plant and is set to stop in Jackson Township for a re-election fundraiser at Brookside County Club, according to the report.
Entry to the fundraiser starts at $2,800 for a reception and prices go as high as $70,000 for dinner tickets for a couple, the report said.