Word is that Ford Motor, because of my constant badgering at packed events, is going to cancel their deal to go to Mexico and stay in U.S.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 25, 2015
Do you think I will get credit for keeping Ford in U.S. Who cares, my supporters know the truth. Think what can be done as president!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 25, 2015
Ford Motor Company has issued a press statement debunking the myth Donald Trump has begun spreading in his stump speeches where he "takes credit" for Ford changing plans about building a plant in Mexico.
“Ford has not spoken with Mr. Trump, nor have we made any changes to our plans.
"We decided to move the F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks to Ohio Assembly in 2011, long before any candidates announced their intention to run for U.S. President.
"We are proud that Ford has invested $10.2 billion in our U.S. plants since 2011 and hired nearly 25,000 U.S. employees.
"Overall, more than 80 percent of our North American investment annually is in the U.S., and 97 percent of our North American engineering is conducted in the U.S.”