For better or worse, President-elect Donald Trump loves Twitter.
Trump has previously tweeted about GM and Ford, calling out both companies for plans to move auto production to Mexico. On Thursday, Trump tweeted that Toyota plans on building a new plant in Baja, Mexico to build its popular Corolla, and like Ford, is threatening the company with a big border tax if it doesn’t build the plant in the U.S.
The Japanese automaker has since responded to Trump, releasing a statement saying that it has been part of the cultural fabric in the U.S. for nearly 60 years and that its new plant in Guanajuato, Mexico – not Baja – won’t decrease production volume or employment in the U.S.
Without surprise, the responses to Trump’s tweet are divisive, much like the election results. There are plenty of people posting images of how Trump and his daughter’s products are manufactured in China or Mexico.
Toyota Motor said will build a new plant in Baja, Mexico, to build Corolla cars for U.S. NO WAY! Build plant in U.S. or pay big border tax.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 5, 2017
— Toyota USA (@Toyota) January 5, 2017
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