Ford Motor Company announced this week that it will be turning its back on the United States and moving the majority of its production to China in 2019.
So much for the “American-Made” title.
“Consumers care a lot more about the quality and the value than they do about the sourcing location,” he said. “iPhones are produced in China and people don’t really talk about it.”
Conservative Tribune reports:
That statement was not only a brush-off, it was a dodge of one simple fact. Ford had made a very public show of dropping its plans to move the production plant to Mexico in favor of expanding a domestic plant in Michigan.
In fact, Ford has never made any of its vehicles in China for American buyers, so this comes way out of left field.
In January, President Donald Trump praised Ford for its decision.
Ford said last week that it will expand in Michigan and U.S. instead of building a BILLION dollar plant in Mexico. Thank you Ford & Fiat C!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 9, 2017
Rather than moving to Mexico, Ford will move its Focus production to China in order to save about $500 million on production costs.
Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross praised Ford, saying the decision “shows how flexible multinational companies are in terms of geography.”
“I believe that as President Trump’s policies and reforms take hold, more companies will begin to locate their facilities in the U.S. as several German and Japanese automakers already have,” Ross said.
If Ford is turning its back on the United States, it is time for us, the consumers, to turn our back on them. This is completely unacceptable and there is no point in buying from Ford anymore if they are no longer going to produce their vehicles here.
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