Donald Trump vs. Ford Reproach: "I Want that [Auto] Plant in the United States"

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69-year-old Donald John Trump makes the headlines from reasons as different as chalk and cheese. But we don't care about his presidential campaign, nor that he once bought an Acura NSX for a woman he loved. On this ocassion, Trump got Ford mixed up in his presidential campaign, and he's rather threatening. Sort of...
Of course, a man with that hairpiece will never be a threatening sight to the well-versed, but hear this out. The Republican presidential candidate spoke to an audience inside the Birch Run Expo Center, in the home state of our glorious American automotive industry, only to attack the Ford Motor Company. Curious what The Donald declared this time around?

"Ford is building a $2.5 billion plant in Mexico... I'll actually give them a good idea. Why don't we just let the illegals drive the cars and trucks right into our country?" Dear Donald, not letting FoMoCo move jobs to Mexico is fine, but did you forget that you live in a country governed by the laws of capitalism?

For a company to prosper, you can't force it to localize production just because that's the American thing to do. Toyota, Volkswagen, General Motors and Fiat-friggin'-Chrysler know that globalization is paramount in this capitalistic system that governs most of this place we call Earth.

Furthermore, cars built in Mexico and sold in the USA are a pretty good deal for us folks because the automaker pays some hefty taxes just to sell those "Made in Mexico" cars around here.

As an added bonus, American buyers of Mexico-built Ford products do their servicing, leasing, pay taxes on their cars, and buy gasoline from where? “I would say, the deal is not going to be approved, I won’t allow it. I want that plant in the United States, preferably here,” the D. added.

But you know what? Ford CEO Mark Fields won't lend an ear to someone that labels our neighbors from the South as "illegals." That's racist, and your view on business practices is downright stupid. Why is that so?

The photograph above will do the talking.
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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