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    Mnuchin Blames Hack for Re-Tweet Slamming General Motors

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    On Monday, General Motors announced plans regarding the future of the company which includes letting go of at least 15% of its workers. The move has been harshly criticized by US President Donald Trump, who has threatened to cut all subsidies given to the company.

    Steven Mnuchin, the US treasury secretary, argued that someone had gained access to his Twitter account and retweeted a critical post in which General Motors was lambasted for its recent corporate policy decisions.  The retweet was later deleted, as it had allegedly been made without the consent of the treasury secretary.

    The original post was posted on a pro-Trump Twitter account entitled ‘The Trump Train', where its author called on GM to give the subsidies that the company has received from the US back.

    Earlier, General Motors announced plans to transform 'the global enterprise to advance the company's vision of Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions, Zero Congestion', which entails limiting the company's costs by shutting down 5 plants during the course of 2019, in addition to the previously announced closure of a plant in Korea.

    READ MORE:General Motors Shuts Down Three North American Assembly Plants, Cuts 14,000 Jobs

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the move 'disappointing', as one of the plants set to be shut down is located in Canada.

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