Courtesy of commentarian rm, the DOPUS is back on his furrin cars are a national security threat bullshit and Toyota is not amused by the latest trumper tantrump.
Toyota has criticized President Donald Trump’s decision to declare some auto sector imports a national security threat, saying it sends a message that Japan’s largest carmaker isn’t welcome in the United States.
To summarize the statement: Look Emperor Tang, do you want the money and jobs or do you want to keep beclowning yourself with more tariffs bullshit?
Toyota has been deeply engrained in the U.S. for over 60 years. Between our R&D centers, 10 manufacturing plants, 1,500-strong dealer network, extensive supply chain and other operations, we directly and indirectly employ over 475,000 in the U.S., and have invested over $60 billion in this country, including over $1 billion in philanthropic and community-outreach efforts.
Today’s proclamation sends a message to Toyota that our investments are not welcomed, and the contributions from each of our employees across America are not valued.
I thought the dealership statistic was interesting because drives home the fact that there’s more to Toyota’s presence in the U.S. than manufacturing jobs, and that the brand is popular with all sorts of Americans, including the ones who voted for the dumbass calling Toyota and other importers a national security threat.
Will it make an impression on him? That mention of the $60 b Toyota has invested may briefly snag his attention, but more likely he’ll see the reply as evidence of his fantastic deal-making skillz.