Ford Motor Co. announced Tuesday that it is moving production for the new Focus to China and has plans to start selling vehicles back to the U.S. in two years.
The redesigned Focus for North America will be produced at a joint-venture factory in Chongqing. Production of the Focus will be phased out at the factory in Wayne, Mich. next year. The plant in Michigan will build new Ranger compact trucks instead.
The announcement follows strong criticisms from President Donald Trump in 2016.
“Any business that leaves our country for another country, fires its employees, builds a new factory or plant in the other country, and then thinks it will sell its product back into the U.S. without retribution or consequence, is WRONG!” Trump tweeted in December, adding, “Please be forewarned prior to making a very expensive mistake!”
Originally published by the Daily Caller.