Toyota is taking issue with Trump

Published or Updated: May 18, 2019

Japan's largest carmaker Toyota criticised President Donald Trump's declaration on Friday that imported cars and components threaten US national security.

Trump and Toyota

Toyota smacks Trump down for saying they’re ‘not welcome’ with reminder that 475,000 US jobs hinge on their presence

President Donald Trump attacked foreign carmakers on Friday - while postponing a tariff increase for six months - which led Japanese carmaker Toyota to make what could be a veiled threat by pointing out that they are the force behind 475,000 jobs in the United States, one way or another.

Toyota fires at Trump: We ‘are not a national security threat.’

Toyota issued a strongly-worded statement aimed at President Donald Trump on Friday, saying his proclamation on foreign automobile parts and vehicle imports is “a major set-back for American consumers, workers and the auto industry.”