Who can forget the glory days when Donald Trump bragged about putting the kibosh on plans by Ford to build its Focus compact cars in Mexico? He sure straightened them out, didn't he - pilgrim?
The Ford Focus will not be built in Mexico. It will be built in China and those compact cars will then be sold in the United States of Murca.
Ford already makes some Focus cars in China, but starting in 2019, Ford Focus cars sold in North America will be made there, too. It will mark the first time the automaker will make cars in China and export them back to the United States.
After the switch is completed, China will produce most of the company's Focuses, with some coming from Europe as well.
The move will save the car company $1 billion US, including $500 million from cancelling a new plant in Mexico that was intended to build the Focus.
But who can forget this, Trump the Jyna-Slayer:
“I beat the people from China. I win against China. You can win against China if you’re smart. But our people don’t have a clue. We give state dinners to the heads of China. I said why are you doing state dinners for them? They’re ripping us left and right. Just take them to McDonald’s and go back to the negotiating table,” Trump said in July 2015.