President Donald Trump on Tuesday threatened to deprive the automaker General Motors (GM) «all their subsidies," after its project of & # 39; waking layoffs and plant closures in North America and elsewhere.
"Very disappointed by the decision of General Motors and its CEO Mary Barra, close plants in Ohio, Michigan and Maryland," tweeted Mr. Trump. "The United States rescued General Motors and this is how they thank us! We are now planning to remove all GM subsidies, including for electric cars. "
According to US media, the president, probably referring to the tax benefits $ 7,500 provided by the federal government to consumers who buy electric vehicles.
In order to remove the subsidy, however, would require a new law to Congress.
GM announced on Monday the removal of more than 14,000 jobs and the actual closing five assembly plants and promotion in the United States and Canada in 2019, a reorganization plan that will make the company "a very flexible, sustainable and profitable," says Barr.
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