Trump on GM strike: Nobody is better to auto workers than me


THAT. I THINK WE HAVE A WAYS TO GO YET. REPORTER: DO YOU STAND WITH THE AUTO WORKERS IN THE GM STRIKE?>>I HAVE A GREAT RELATIONSHIP WITH THE AUTO WORKERS. I GOT TREMENDOUS VOTES FROM THE AUTO WORKERS. I DON’T WANT GENERAL MOTORS BUILDING PLANTS OUTSIDE OF THIS COUNTRY. THEY BUILT MANY PLANTS IN CHINA AND MEXICO. I DON’T LIKE THAT AT ALL. MY RELATIONSHIP HAS BEEN VERY POWERFUL WITH THE AUTO WORKERS. NOT NECESSARILY THE TOP PERSON OR TWO, BUT THE PEOPLE THAT WORK, DOING AUTOMOBILES, NOBODY HAS EVER BROUGHT MORE COMPANIES INTO THE UNITED STATES. YOU KNOW I HAVE JAPAN AND GERMANY AND MANY COUNTRIES HAVE BEEN BRINGING CAR COMPANIES IN, OPENING PLANTS, EXPANDING PLANTS AND BIG THINGS ARE HAPPENING IN OHIO, INCLUDING LORDSTOWN, MOVE POSITIVE THINGS ARE HAPPENING. WE HAVE MANY PLANTS THAT ARE BEING RENOVATED EXPANDED OR BUILT NEW RIGHT NOW IN THE UNITED STATES, MANY MORE THAN WE’VE HAD FOR DECADES, DECADES. NOBODY HAS BEEN BETTER TO THE AUTO WORKERS THAN ME. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE IT TO WORK OUT BUT I DON’T WANT GENERAL MOTORS BUILDING PLANTS IN CHINA AND MEXICO. THIS IS BEFORE MY WATCH. I DON’T THINK THEY WILL BE DOING THAT. I THINK I HAD MEETINGS WITH MARY BARRA, HEAD OF GM. AND I DON’T WANT THEM LEAVING OUR COUNTRY. I DON’T WANT THEM BUILDING IN CHINA. I DON’T WANT TO BUILD THEM IN OTHER COUNTRIES. I DON’T WANT THESE BIG, MASSIVE AUTO PLANTS BUILT IN OTHER COUNTRIES AND I DON’T THINK THEY WILL BE DOING THAT ANYMORE. GENERAL MOTORS MAKES MOST OF ITS MONEY IN THE UNITED STATES AND TOO BAD THEY SPENT BILLIONS AND BILLIONS OF DOLLARS OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES BEFORE I GOT HERE. ONE OF THE THINGS VERY IMPORTANT IN THE USMCA WHICH WE HAVE TO HAVE APPROVED FOR, NOT ONLY FOR THE UNIONS BUT FOR THE AUTO WORKERS BUT FOR THE FARMERS AND FOR THE MANUFACTURERS, EVERYBODY, EVERYBODY WANTS USMCA. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT EVEN MORE SO NOW THAN IT WAS TWO WEEKS AGO

Author Since: Mar 11, 2019

  1. Socialism at its finest, union busting and dictating to companys how they manage their businesses. Self proclaimed genius is a dud.

  2. GM corporate are a bunch of cut throats. But at the same time if your union makes the company unprofitable it's of no use. what Trump is trying to do is equal out the playing field and make doing business in America competitive with the rest of the world. it makes perfect sense to me I don't understand why people don't understand that. All these Democrats think they will just tax the rich and all will be fine but all that will do is send companies to other countries where they can produce at a lower cost.
    It seems kind of silly that I even have to explain this to people, but then again far too many people in this country believe you can just print money and everyone will gain wealth. Wrong if you print more money the money has less value. Wages are based solely on who and how many are willing to work for a certain wage.

  3. This is greed. Those people make fantastic money with fantastic benefits. GM has tried. They've offered a generous compromise and these idiots still strike. Entitled morons, sheep, lead by their Democratic unions to stifle the US economy. They'd rather a recession than a 2nd Trump term.

    Leftists need to be deported.

  4. Personally I think GM should fire every striker and replace them with Americans who are smart enough to appreciate fantastic pay and benefits. Call me GM, I'll work night and day.

  5. Yes, these companies NEED to return to their roots: the US of AMERICA! Penalize them for taking work, income, and food away from Americans who were dedicated to these companies' success.

  6. Detroit Gm aversge salry is $90,000 .wasnt a few years ago theu were all laod off for multple years.Trump worked hard to get there jobs back and this is how they act.

  7. Whats wrong with things being built in the USA, also unions are great because people get paid so much in them, but there really expensive for big companies.

  8. A real leader would have already arrested the entire DNC house of Congress on charges of sedition and treason and have them all in leg irons in gitmo…

  9. Another lie, how many thousand is that? You know, he could honestly believe some of what he says. I don’t know whether he is mostly a liar or mostly stupid but my bet is on stupidity.

  10. Talk and talk. Embedding into brain how good he is by repeating over and over a bunch of lies. One in five farmers commit suicide because of trump. A Bum-bling Jingling Swindling trump. Draining the swamp. Taxpayers money is the swamp. My pockets are empty unlike ever before. CRAP. The Serpent Strikes. Vote 2020. Register early & hope Putin doesn't fix it again. PooPoo's PooPoo's

  11. yeah…..bull$hit!

    how did they know?…..the beatles, that is!…..all the way back in the late 60's!…..they had to know tRUMP was on the way!

    i, me, mine!…..i, me, mine!…..I, me, mine!!!

  12. Everyone should stand in solidarity for the UAW and it’s GM workforce.

    I sincerely hope they come to an equatable solution soon with long lasting benefits.

  13. THIS IS WHY WE DON'T BUY GM CARS – THIS IS THE SECOND TIME WE TAX PAYERS HAVE HAD TO REAP WHAT SOMEONE ELSE SOWS: THIS IS DEM MINIONS AT WORK!

  14. ALSO I REMEMBER HEARING MAIN NEWS INTERVIEWING AN EMPLOYEE WAY BACK THERE WHOSE JOB WAS REPLACED BY AUTOROBOTS – THE EMPLOY RECEIVED MONIES ANYWAY! NO WORK SHOULD NOT BE REWARDED WITH A PAYCHECK! NO ONE ELSE GETS THAT GIFT!

  15. Trump doesn’t understand manufacturing. The competition will build overseas. We become less competitive if we don’t build overseas.

    On the other hand he builds all of his MAGA-wear in China. .

  16. Majority of Autoworkers are NOT supporting Trump. What was said between GM CEO Barra and Trump? Nobody knows. I am a Proud Union member! GM made billions of dollar profit on the backs of it's workers but doesn't want to share. They made billions in the bailout, and they don't want to give the worker their fair cut. STRIKE!!!

  17. Trump, "Nobody is better to auto workers than me…."
    Reporter, "What have you done for US auto workers in action right now….?"
    Trump, "Huh…. Fake news…." (points to another reporter)

  18. And what, Mr. Trump, is it that you've done for the auto workers? It was Obama's policies that bailed the industry out, saved our auto workers jobs and kick started the economy in the upward trajectory that you inherited. All you've done was to be inconsistent…all over the map. First you liked the idea of a bail out. When Obama actually DID something about it, then you complained about it. Then, when you became President, you lined up behind Paul Ryan's tax plan (you're not smart enough to put one of your own together) which gave huge tax breaks to corporations like GM and it's executives while leaving the workers behind. So, once again…what was that that you have done?

  19. Right blames left. Left blames right. Everyone is dumber for thinking any of these out of touch elites would fundamentally help American culture. Only morons would vote for this clown again 🤡

  20. What this country needs to do is give larger Tax cuts to Car Corporations in USA !!!!!!!!! Forget these OVERPAID "LITTLE PEOPLE " who build the cars !!!!!!! Just order more Robots to build them !!!!!!!!! Robots won't go on strike !!!!!!!!!!!

  21. Being a former union member I can only say what my experience was. Unions suck the life out of existing business. By putting a high tax on the business such as a 5 dollar a day welfare fund, health insurance that should be cheaper isn't, usually 20 percent higher per employee. This creates a snafu for business and employees by forcing the business to over charge for its products.
    With today's labor laws, safety regulations and employee protection acts rendered the unions unnecessary. Just think of making a great wage, lower auto, food, baked goods prices make it easier for businesses to thrive while yet giving the labor force a better living and wage. Think about this, GM is striking, the employees on strike get a union stipling of 120 dollars a week more or less. The fat cat union bosses still collect a full paycheck, drive there big cars, and dine out on the backs of the striking employees. HOW'S THAT PROTECTING AND ADVOCATING FOR THE AMERICAN WORKERS?

  22. A bailout of the auto industry by Obama, a big tax cut to the Big Three by Trump. GM resolution lay off 15 k workers and close 5 plants. Thank you Corpation America.

  23. Usually, people who can find better jobs don't go strike! if you can't find a better job than working for GM, chances are GM really isn't that bad. The UAW is one of the main reasons GM got a bailout, of course, they're also the main reason US car quality has been consistently declining and why most US auto manufacturers have a terrible reputation.

    If you're wondering why US auto parts continue to get outsourced consider looking at the capitulations US auto manufacturers have already made. Also is it a coincidence Gary Jones, president of the United Auto Workers Union had his home raided for illegal payoffs. Trump is the best thing to happen to the UAW, every single Democrat hopeful for President is pushing a climate change agenda which doesn't bode well for the auto-sector

  24. As an outsider, personally I think , Trump is definitely not the best president in US 200years history, also I'm not sure whether he will be a successful president or not, but guys, he is more like a person than a saint, blunt, real, greedy, empty…only an ordinary person.

    Of course, I can't say I like him, then, that‘s non of my business.

  25. Plants are closing in the US.
    Plants are opening in foreign countries
    Trump fails again…..just ask the coal workers
    Hillary told the coal workers the truth….you're jobs are gone, get trained for a new job.

  26. The protectionism is hurting, not helping, the economy. Stop the favoritism. Let companies fail and let the market readjust. Otherwise we’ll keep having big economic downturns at the cost of everyone else, for the sake of relatively small groups of rent-seeking workers.

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