“Just look around and you’ll see an amazing story. … Companies are choosing to build new factories here, when just a few years ago, they would have built them overseas,” President Biden crowed in his State of the Union address earlier this year.
This morning I looked around and was greeted with this Reuters headline:
The announced opening, coming just one week before the election, makes clear that Ford CEO Jim Farley has the same low regard for Biden as he does for Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who Ford has previously played for a fool, among other Michigan leaders. The announcement also underscores how Ford is singing a very different tune with Biden running than country than when Donald Trump was in charge.
In January 2017, Ford cancelled plans to a build a small-car assembly plant in Mexico that Trump repeatedly criticized. Just hours earlier, Trump threatened to impose tariffs on cars made in Mexico by General Motors.