Ford Motor Co. on Tuesday confirmed that it would build a new assembly plant in the Mexico state of San Luis Potosi to improve the profitability of its small cars in a low-cost country.
The Dearborn automaker said it will invest $1.6 billion for the new plant, and will begin construction this summer and start producing vehicles in 2018. Ford said the new plant will create 2,800 direct jobs by 2020.
As of 12:30 p.m. ET Donald J. Trump has not commented on this dire news for America and American workers. In a way Pat Buchanan introduced a good way to view this news as backlit by the Wisconsin elections when Buchanan wrote yesterday about Trump:
As Wisconsinites head for the polls, our Beltway elites are almost giddy. For they foresee a Badger State bashing for Donald Trump, breaking his momentum toward the Republican nomination.
Should The Donald fall short of the delegates needed to win on the first ballot, 1,237, there is growing certitude that he will be stopped. First by Ted Cruz; then, perhaps, by someone acceptable to the establishment, which always likes to have two of its own in the race.
But this city of self-delusion should realize there is no going back for America. For, whatever his stumbles of the last two weeks, Trump has helped to unleash the mightiest force of the 21st century: nationalism. [snip]
First among the issues on which Trump has triumphed – “We will build the wall – and Mexico will pay for it!” – is border security.
Republican candidates who failed to parrot Trump on illegal immigration were among the first casualties.
For that is where America is, and that is where the West is.
Consider Europe. Four months ago, Angela Merkel was Time’s Person of the Year for throwing open the gates to the “huddled masses” of the Middle and Near East.
Merkel’s Germany is now leading the EU in amassing a huge bribe to the Turks to please take them back, and keep them away from the Greek islands that are now Islam’s Ellis Island into Europe. [snip]
If immigration is the first issue where Trump connected with the people, the second is trade.
Republicans are at last learning that trade deficits do matter, that free trade is not free. The cost comes in dead factories, lost jobs, dying towns and the rising rage of an abandoned Middle America whose country this is and whose wages have stagnated for decades.
Economists who swoon over figures on consumption forget what America’s 19th-century meteoric rise to self-sufficiency teaches, and what all four presidents on Mount Rushmore understood.
Production comes before consumption. Who owns the orchard is more essential than who eats the apples. We have exported the economic independence Hamilton taught was indispensable to our political independence. We have forgotten what made us great.
Make America Great Again starts with jobs. As the voters head to the ballot box in Wisconsin, the political elites, the GOP establishment, talk radio, elected officials in the state, all the forces aligned to deny the electorate their voice in the nomination of Donald J. Trump, will try to keep the news from Ford Motor Company as quiet as a Ford factory in the U.S. Perhaps though, the news will still rise and propel Trump to victory today.
Here is some more from Buchanan on Trump:
Patriotism, preserving and protecting the unique character of our nation and people, economic nationalism, America First, staying out of other nation’s wars – these are as much the propellants of Trumpism as is the decline of the American working and middle class. [snip]
If, through rules changes, subterfuge and faithless delegates, party elites swindle him out of the nomination, do they think that the millions who came out to vote for Trump will go home and say: We lost it fair and square?
Do they think they can then go back to open borders, amnesty, a path to citizenship, the Trans-Pacific Partnership and nation building?
Whatever happens to Trump, the country has spoken. And if the establishment refuses to heed its voice, and returns to the policies the people have repudiated, it should take heed of John F. Kennedy’s warning:
“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, make violent revolution inevitable.”
A victory for Donald J. Trump in Wisconsin today means that GOP establishment tool Ted Cruz will, along with John Kasich, be thrown out like last week’s uneaten table scrap leftovers. The GOP establishment will be beaten in a state where everything that can be thrown has been thrown at Trump. If the GOP establishment and their tool Ted Cruz cannot stop Trump today, their arsenal of anti-Trump artillery will be depleted and their haunts of power will resemble an abandoned Ford factory in Detroit.
What will happen today in Wisconsin? We know John Kasich will lose. We know Hillary Clinton has abandoned the state – although this does not necessarily mean she will lose again, but… yeah, Hillary will likely lose yet another state. Ted Cruz we know must must must win. Donald J. Trump would just like to win and effectively become the GOP nominee today.
For both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump whatever happens in Wisconsin is not as important as what will happen in New York on April 19. For Donald J. Trump the primaries after Wisconsin are in his strongholds. So Donald Trump is not worried about what happens in Wisconsin today. Contrarywise, Hillary2016 should be worried because if Hillary loses Wisconsin it might mean the tightening race in New York might tighten into a noose. Bernie Sanders needs a Wisconsin win less than Cruz does but more than Trump or Hillary do.
For Ted Cruz a victory in Wisconsin is a must. A Wisconsin win for Lyin’ Ted Cruz will only allow Lyin’ Ted Cruz to continue to pretend that Cruz is something other than a tool for the GOP establishment. The GOP establishment wants a brokered convention to circumvent the voters and Lyin’ Ted Cruz is the establishment tool to rob the voters of their right to determine the nominee. A Ted Cruz win in Wisconsin will allow Ted Cruz to continue to lie to the voters that he has a chance to win when all Cruz will have accomplished is the dirty job of the GOP establishment that wants to thwart the voters. Most of the polls show Cruz will win except for an unreliable ARG poll with Trump way ahead.
Still it is Wisconsin. Everything is stacked against Trump. But in the past few days Trump has campaigned heavily throughout the state. Today Ford Motor Company confirmed what Trump has been warning against. If the voters in Wisconsin listen to the news today, Trump will win.