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Trump urges General Motors to reopen the Ohio facility in tweet



A sign welcomes visitors to General Motors Lordstown Complex, assembly plant in Warren, Ohio, USA, November 26, 2018. REUTERS / Alan Freed

WASHINGTON (Reuters) ̵

1; US President Donald Trump urged General Motors Co GM .N ) to open the Ohio plant in a tweet on Saturday, ten days after the factory made its last Chevrolet Cruze.

The latest Cruze rolled off the assembly line a week ago on Wednesday at GM's Lordstown, Ohio factory, the first of five North American factories to end production this year and finish the Cruze production in the United States.

Trump said, "Because the economy is so good, General Motors must get its Lordstown, Ohio, plant open, maybe in a different form or with a new owner, FAST!"

Trump added, "Toyota invests $ 13.5 billion in the United States, others also. G.M. MUST RAISE FAST. Time is of essence!"

Within five years, Toyota is planning to invest nearly $ 13 billion.

GM did not immediately respond to requests for comment late on Saturday.

Reporting of Mike Stone; Editing Marguerita Choy

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