Donald Trump convinced the Ford company to retain their manufacturing plant in Kentucky after speaking with Chairman Bill Ford.

His tweets last night show that Donald Trump worked to convince the Ford company in resisting from the temptations that Mexico had given them. He thanks the state of Kentucky for having their confidence in him, since they overwhelmingly voted him in as their president:

According to NPR, the company said it had considered moving Lincoln production to Mexico to increase production of the Escape in Louisville.

Mr. Ford told NPR in a statement that:

“Today, we confirmed with the President-elect that our small Lincoln utility vehicle made at the Louisville Assembly Plant will stay in Kentucky. We are encouraged that President-elect Trump and the new Congress will pursue policies that will improve U.S. competitiveness and make it possible to keep production of this vehicle here in the United States.”

It is unclear how many jobs would have been taken from the United States labor force if the plant had been moved to Mexico. However, some of the small – car production operations are planning on being moved over the border in order to keep costs viable.


Above: the massive Kentucky Ford plant. The 4,626,490-square-foot plant on 500 acres opened in 1969 and currently employs 8500 people total.

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  • finallywakingup

    Trump did not convince Ford of any such thing. They had no intentions
    of moving the plant from KY to Mexico after just investing over a
    million dollars into that plant last year. More hogwash news.,

    • Doc

      What can be expected from GOP Nazis willing to deceive themselves?

      • Samerica

        again with the propaganda. it’s the leftist who use nazi tactics. liar.

        • Doc

          The company you keep. Sieg Hell Samerica

          I urge all readers of this site to do whatever they can to make Donald Trump President,” wrote Andrew Anglin, publisher of the neo-Nazi site Daily Stormer, 12 days later. Anglin, a 32-year-old skinhead who wears an Aryan “Black Sun” tattoo on his chest and riffs about the inferior “biological nature” of black people, hailed Trump as “the only candidate who is even talking about anything at all that matters.”

          Meet the neo-Nazis, Klansmen, and other extremists who have endorsed Trump. John Bazemore/AP
          This neo-Nazi seal of approval initially seemed like an aberration. But two months later, when Trump released his immigration policy, far-right extremists saw a clear signal that Trump understood their core anger and fear about America being taken over by minorities and foreigners. Trump’s plan to deport masses of undocumented immigrants and end birthright citizenship was radical and thrilling—”a revolution,” in the words of influential white nationalist author Kevin MacDonald, “to restore a White America.”

    • Samerica

      apparently you haven’t woken up yet just like doc both need brain transplant.
      never mind just go back to sleep you cry baby.

  • finallywakingup
    • Dylan

      Washington post, what a reliable source of information. i wonder when will they discose that they have been taking clinton’s money.

  • Doc

    Another fuking lie and this no news being peddled by ignorant voters.

  • Samerica

    doc is a twisted sick cry baby needs a doc. Trump just created more jobs than BO
    ever did in 8 years and demoncraps ever did in decades! Detroit and ever demo
    run city and state is proof of their failed policies! doc go the emergency room! baby.

  • David Greene

    click-bait. not true…and misleading. but good news that part of the plant is staying here, and not because of trump.