This Twitter-Bullying of individual companies is so unprecedented, I am really not sure what to make of it. I know it is absurdly ridiculous, and it is not the way to keep companies, nor is it a good way to attract new business to the United States.
This morning, BabyHands McTweety went after Toyota, one of the largest employers in Tennessee and Mississippi. As a Mississippian, I would prefer they stay here and not get pissed off and move all their shit back to Japan, thank you very much.
For one thing, if you were thinking about starting a company, or moving a company, or just opening an office somewhere, would you do it in a place where a an orange fuck protectionist shitgibbon hopped on a TwitterTangent and singled you out every time he got a bug up his ass? This announcement was made almost two years ago, so why now?
You could literally watch your stock price plummet just because…the man has no sense of decorum, or truth. He’ll just tweet out the first conspiracy theory he hears, and BAM there goes your business and livelihood and that new pool you were going to have built in your backyard and your kids’ summer camp tuition.
Now your investors are lighting you up, your employees are terrified for their very jobs, and all you can think about is the forty year old scotch you have hidden in your basement but goddamn you have too big of a mess to clean up to get to it in time for it to do you any good. Why did you quit smoking again?
Toyota Motor said will build a new plant in Baja, Mexico, to build Corolla cars for U.S. NO WAY! Build plant in U.S. or pay big border tax.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 5, 2017
Toyota, which announced its plan to build the Mexican facility in April 2015, had no immediate comment.Following Trump’s tweet, the automaker’s American Depositary Receipts, its stock traded on the U.S. market, fell 0.5 percent to $120.45 on the New York Stock Exchange.
This was Trump’s latest broadside against automakers building cars in Mexico.
Toyota President Akio Toyoda said in Japan on Thursday that the automaker has no immediate plans to curb production in Mexico, preferring to wait until after Trump’s Jan. 20 inauguration before deciding whether to make any changes.
Automakers in the United States have been slammed by Trump for building cars in lower-cost factories south of the border, which he said costs American jobs. Pressure to curb that production intensified this week after Ford Motor Co (F.N) scrapped plans to build a $1.6 billion assembly plant in Mexico after Trump harshly criticized the investment.
Ford, however, still plans to shift production of small cars to Mexico from Michigan.
“We will consider our option as we see what policies the incoming president adopts,” Toyoda said at an industry gathering in Tokyo on Thursday, when asked whether his company was considering any changes to a production plant the automaker was building in Mexico.
Trump has also said General Motors Co (GM.N) could become subject to tariffs on Mexico-made cars for the U.S. market, and that he would like to renegotiate terms of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) signed with Canada and Mexico, or scrap it altogether. (Reuters)
So yeah, NAFTA is still a thing, you fucking Orange Glitter Bomb. When you get around to killing that, maybe your words will actually mean something more than just bullshitting bullying.
Until then, though, the workers and businesses of this country would greatly appreciate it if you would at least pretend to act like a real businessman or maybe even a president and try on some diplomacy. Keeping and attracting jobs starts with common sense, and you don’t appear to have any, bless your heart. Quit threatening people on Twitter. It is just not the way any of this works!