August 30, 2019 / 12:27 PM / 19 days ago

Trump prods General Motors over its auto plants in China

WASHINGTON, Aug 30 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump, who is engaged in a trade war with Beijing, said on Friday that American automaker General Motors had opened major plants in China before he took office and should begin moving its operations back to the United States.

"General Motors, which was once the Giant of Detroit, is now one of the smallest auto manufacturers there. They moved major plants to China, BEFORE I CAME INTO OFFICE. This was done despite the saving help given them by the USA. Now they should start moving back to America again?" Trump said in a post on Twitter.

Reporting by David Alexander

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