US President Donald Trump said General Motors' decision is not to focus on electric vehicles successfully, and it is ensured that a new trade agreement will make it difficult for the company to move operations to other countries.
Last year GM said he was planning to launch 20 new electric vehicles by 2023, at a time when it faces more stringent regulatory requirements to produce free emissions from China and other countries.
The biggest American automaker has faced a bad criticism in Washington after he announced plans to close four plants in the United States and eliminate up to 15,000 jobs in North America.
Trump queried the CEO's business strategy, Mary Barra, in an interview with Fox News.
"They have changed the entire General Motors model. They decided to go for everything. Electricity is not going to work (…) it's great to get it as a percentage of cars, but to follow This model that is applied, I believe it is a mistake, "said Trump.
Last week, Barrach was in the Capitol for two days to discuss the company's decision with tired legislators of the states where the company will close the plants.
"Tell me a few weeks before Christmas that it will close in Ohio and Michigan, it is not acceptable to me", says Trump.
GM did not comment on Trump statements.
The president suggested that the new free trade agreement with Mexico and Canada made it "uncomfortable" for GM to build vehicles outside the United States.
The Republican signed a new trade agreement with Mexico and Canada on November 30 to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), but the US Congress must continue to & # 39; the new agreement.