WASHINGTON  | Trump tests presidential limits by threat to General Motors

27Nov - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump tested the limits of his presidential authority and political muscle as he threatened to cut off all federal subsidies to General Motors because of its planned massive cutbacks in the U.S.

Trump unloaded on Twitter on Tuesday, a day after GM announced it would shutter five plants and slash 14,000 jobs in North America.

Many of the job cuts would affect the Midwest, the politically crucial region where the president promised a manufacturing rebirth.

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