Ford Motor Co. rejects Trump’s claims on Mexico car plant
Ford Motor Company is disputing GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s claims that he altered the automaker's future expansion plans in the U.S. and Mexico.
“Ford has not spoken with Mr. Trump, nor have we made any changes to our plans,” it said in a statement released Monday.
“We decided to move the F-650 and the F-750 medium-duty trucks to Ohio Assembly in 2011, long before any candidates announced their intention to run for U.S. president,” Ford said.
“Word is that Ford Motor, because of my constant badgering at packed events, is going to cancel their deal to go to Mexico and stay in the U.S.,” he tweeted.
“That’s how things really get done,” he said. “Hard work and teamwork brings results for all the people.”
Kasich helped sway Ford into relocating to Ohio by backing tax incentives there in 2011, The Cleveland Plain Dealer said Monday.
Ford’s presence at Avon Lake is saving an estimated 1,000 jobs there, the news publication added.