- The Washington Times - Sunday, March 17, 2019

President Trump urged General Motors CEO Mary Barra Sunday to sell the automaker’s shuttered plant in Lordstown, Ohio, after the closing laid off thousands of auto workers.

“I asked her to sell it or do something quickly,” the president tweeted. “She blamed the UAW Union — I don’t care, I just want it open!”

Mr. Trump added, “I am not happy that it is closed when everything else in our Country is BOOMING.”

The plant is among five that GM wants to close by the end of the year.

Union leaders are hoping the automaker will agree during negotiations on a new contract to bring a new vehicle to the Lordstown plant. But Ohio Republican Gov. Mike DeWine said last week GM has not indicated that it plans to use the factory again.

• Dave Boyer can be reached at dboyer@washingtontimes.com.

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