Ford Was Watching The Presidential Debate Last Night

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Presidential candidate Donald Trump has publicly called out Ford Motor Company a number of times since he began campaigning for the highest elected office in the United States, blasting the automaker’s investments in Mexican production and even going so far as to say that Ford is going to “fire all their employees in the United States and… move to Mexico.”

When Trump decided once again to use Ford as an example of job outsourcing at last night’s presidential debate against Hillary Clinton, Ford and the United Auto Workers union were watching.

According to Fortune, both Ford and the UAW were ready to correct Mr. Trump on Twitter soon after he said at the debate that “Ford is leaving [the US]. You see that their small car division [is] leaving. Thousands of jobs leaving Michigan, leaving Ohio. They’re all leaving.” The UAW responded with the following tweet:

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Ford Motor Company was quick to follow that up, with a prepared infographic that sets the record straight:

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Donald Trump’s decision to go after Ford Motor Company in particular has always seemed perplexing to us. While the automaker has announced a new, $1.6 billion small-car plant to be built in the state of San Luis Potosi, along with a couple of other investments, Ford currently has the largest hourly workforce in the US of any automaker. Its latest labor deal with the UAW will have the automaker creating or retaining 8,500 jobs or more over the next four years.

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Written by Aaron Brzozowski

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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