Fact-Check Fact-Checkers: MSNBC Lawrence O’Donnell Claimed Ford Never Was Moving To Mexico

Fact skirting mainstream media bias reporting MSNBC stated on the Lawrence O’Donnell show that giant auto manufacture Ford never intended to open a new plant in Mexico that would employ workers there.

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September 15, 2016, Ford reported, the production of the Ford Focus and C-Max, the only small cars Ford still constructed in the U.S. will be relocated to Mexico. Ford stated it was opening a new plant in Mexico that would hire new workers there. “Ford moving all small car production to Mexico.”

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Donald Trump spoke on the Ford announcement during his presidential campaign in Flint, Michigan. “We shouldn’t allow it to happen. They’ll make their cars, they’ll employ thousands and thousands of people not from this country, and they’ll sell the cars right through a very weak border. And we’ll have nothing but more unemployment in Flint and in Michigan. It’s horrible.”

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Ford which produces it’s small Focus automobile stated the new Focus production will be moved to a new Mexico plant.

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“Within the next two years, Ford will no longer build any small cars in the United States,” the automaker stated. The Flint, Michigan plant has lost thousands of car manufacturing jobs over the years. Trump spoke at a Michigan rally to end sending jobs overseas.

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November 17, 2016, Ford announces the automaker would not move production from a Kentucky plant to Mexico. Ford Chairman of The Board Bill Ford, “to keep the Lincoln plant in Kentucky. I owed it to the great State of Kentucky for their confidence in me!” Trump posted on Twitter. “He will be keeping the Lincoln plant in Kentucky – no Mexico.”

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MSNBC Lawrence O’Donnell claimed Ford never was moving to assemble new car production to Mexico and Ford never stated that the auto maker would build a new plant in Mexico.

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MSNBC leaves no time for substantive fact based news coverage by instead keep viewers under-informed by focusing only on skirting issues.

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