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Ford CEO has choice words for presidential hopeful Donald Trump

by Ben Hsu

Mark Fields went on CNN to correct some of Trump\'s claims.

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Ford's CEO, Mark Fields, is hitting back against Republican nominee for president Donald Trump and his railings against the automaker for moving jobs to Mexico.

Speaking during an appearance on CNN, Fields commented on Trump's remarks, making it clear that "zero" jobs would be lost following Ford's that it would move all small car production — specifically, that of the Focus and C-Max — south of the border. That's because, as the reports, Ford will introducing two new models to keep the plants vacated by those models humming.

That hasn't stopped Trump from using Ford as a punching bag on the campaign trail. The article included a choice quote by Trump: "They think they're going to get away with this and they fire all their employees in the United States and ... move to Mexico," the presidential hopeful said. "When that car comes back across the border into our country that now comes in free, we're gonna charge them a 35% tax. And you know what's gonna happen, they're never going to leave."

Fields has not revealed which models will begin production in the US, but it's believed that one of them will be the Ranger. The revived Bronco nameplate could be another. Ford wants to keep large vehicle production, where margins are higher, in the US while smaller-profit compacts go south. Fields stopped just short of calling Trump a liar, but said on CNN that "it is really unfortunate when politics get in the way of the facts."