The mayor of a city where General Motors CEO Mary Barra said her company would stop producing expressed her disappointment at "The Daily Briefing" Tuesday.
Barra said plants in Lordstown, Ohio, Hamtramck, Mich., Baltimore, MD, and the Canadian city of Oshawa, Ont. would end production in 2019 with the suspension of the Chevrolet Cruze sedan, Chevy Impala and other models.
Marketers said that smaller cars became less popular in the age of "crossover" cars and lower gas prices.
President Trump responded by threatening to cut subsidies to GM.
Arno Hill, Mayor of Lordstown, joined Dana Perino and said he was "cheeky" to hear the news.
He said he thought the cars made in Lordstown were the "best product" but the market said otherwise.
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"We are hoping we will only end production and not permanently embrace the plant," said Hill.
14,000 people work according to the Lordstown factory.
Ohio gov. John Kasich (R) said the move was "clean economy" but that "we must take care of the workers" – call it a "boring day".
Hill said he still supports Trump and talks with trade union representatives about how to keep the plant "viable" in order for any future production to return.
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