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Trump criticizes General Motors over US factory closures, job cuts

President Donald Trump criticized General Motors Co. and Chairman and CEO Mary Barra over U.S. factory closures, FOX Business reported Dec. 13.

In an interview with FOX News' Harris Faulkner, Trump reportedly said the automaker would not be treated well moving forward over its plan to cut car production and reduce its salaried staff by 15% in North America.

According to FOX Business, Trump also said that he did not like what Barra did and called it "nasty."

"Ohio is going to replace those jobs in two minutes," Trump said.

General Motors in November announced its plans to close plants in Ohio, Michigan and Maryland, as well as one in Canada. At the time, Barra said the "actions we are taking today continue our transformation to be highly agile, resilient and profitable, while giving us the flexibility to invest in the future."

The automaker has since drawn criticism from Ohio and Michigan lawmakers over the decision.