US President Donald Trump heaped praise Friday on Tesla CEO Elon Musk for what he said was the tech mogul’s decision to keep his promise to build the world’s largest auto plant in Texas.
“Great job by @elonmusk in agreeing to build, in TEXAS, what is expected to be the largest auto plant anywhere in the world,” Trump said on Twitter. “He kept his word to me. Texas & @Tesla are big winners. MADE IN THE USA!”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 24, 2020
Trump on Thursday said during a Fox News interview that he urged Musk to build the factory in Texas.
“He got it done, but I was pushing that job very hard for Elon because we work with him and we do a lot for him. And I said, ‘It’s time,’ and he was great, he’s doing a good job,” he said.
Musk responded to Trump’s tweet, voicing gratitude on behalf of his company, and saying “We look forward to building Giga Texas!”
Tesla was choosing between Oklahoma and Texas to build their new factory.
The company already has operational manufacturing facilities in California, Nevada, New York, Shanghai and the Netherlands. A plant in Berlin is currently under construction.
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