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President Trump praises potential GM Lordstown sale during rally

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During a campaign rally in Florida Wednesday night, President Donald Trump touted the potential plan for the Ohio company Workhorse to build electric trucks there.

The president made it clear that getting this plant reopened has been a priority for him.

"But the big announcement is in Lordstown, Ohio. They're going to be selling that plant to Workhorse its called they make electric trucks," Trump said at the rally.

He made the big announcement in person at the rally, hours after sending out a tweet that GM plans to sell the Lordstown plant to Workhorse.

"They'll be spending a lot of money on fixing it up. It's subject to the UAW, they got to get out there, make a deal UAW come on, gotta make a deal but that's a great thing because that was the only thing they could hit me with— they couldn't hit me with anything because we've been so good but they'd say what about Lordstown what about Lordstown."

Trump said he has been hit hard by critics who point to the idling of the plant.

"I call up Mary Barra, will you make a deal or open it please, I'm getting killed with that plant anyway today she called they're going to be opening it's going to be a great company going in there it's really wonderful."

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