Donald Trump, the Republican candidate for the Presidency of the United States, has slammed Ford's move to shift the production of small cars to Mexico.
Ford on Wednesday, September 14, had announced that it was shifting the production of all small cars manufactured in the US, south of the border to Mexico.
Ford's decision to shift to Mexico provided enough fuel to stoke the Donald's ire. The Republican Presidential candidate and real-estate billionaire stated that Ford's move to Mexico should not be allowed to happen.
Trump, whose major campaign pitch has been building a wall on the US-Mexico border talked about Ford's move in a statement released by his headquarters. Trump stated, "These ridiculous, job crushing transactions will not happen when I am President."
Trump also spoke about the issue at a rally in the city of Flint (Ford's rival General Motors was formed in Flint in 1908). "It used to be cars were made in Flint and you couldn't drink the water in Mexico. Now the cars are made in Mexico and you can't drink the water in Flint. That's not good," Trump said. "Our jobs are going to other nations. Our money is going to other nations. We get nothing. We get no tax. We get unemployment. That's about it. Closed factories."