During his presidential campaign, Mitt Romney released an ad that centers on Ohio’s job losses caused by Obama administration’s decision to make GM and Chrysler close more dealerships in 2009.
“This ad was so misleading, that we had no choice but to offer a vigorous defense of our progress since emerging from bankruptcy. We are grateful to both parties for the second chance, and we’re making the most of it,” said Greg Martin, a GM spokesman in Detroit.
Chrysler’s CEO Sergio Marchionne said that the ad and Romney’s accusations are faulted, as the automaker’s growth in China didn’t come at the expense of US jobs as he stated during the campaign. Greg Martin said that although this kind of ads are predictable during the last days of the campaign, they shouldn’t give people false information.
“I saw a story today that one of the great manufacturers in this state, Jeep, now owned by the Italians, is thinking of moving all production to China,” Romney said. “I will fight for every good job in America, I’m going to fight to make sure trade is fair.”
That specific article was reporting that Fiat plans to manufacture Jeeps in China, but it will not transfer all production to that country. Shifting Jeep production from North America to China would mean closing assembly lines and cutting jobs, which is unacceptable for the automaker.