Last night Donald Trump tweeted this:
Just got a call from my friend Bill Ford, Chairman of Ford, who advised me that he will be keeping the Lincoln plant in Kentucky – no Mexico
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 18, 2016
There is a kernel of truth to this. Ford had planned to move production of its Lincoln MKC to Mexico, but then decided not to. However, there was never any plan to move a factory to Mexico. The Louisville Assembly Plant would have kept all its workers thanks to expanded production of the Ford Escape.
So where did Trump get the notion that a plant was slated to be closed down and moved to Mexico? Here is Jim Tankersley:
Trump appeared to be relying on information gleaned from an article posted on a website of a shop that sells business cards and door hangers.
Ladies and gentlemen, the president-elect of the United States.