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Toyota Rebukes Trump for Sending Message That Carmaker ‘Not Welcomed' in U.S.

  • Japanese company criticizes national security threat finding
  • Warns consumers will be biggest losers if quotas are imposed
Japan Launch of The Toyota Motor GR Supra
Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg
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Toyota Motor Corp. rebuked President Donald Trump’s declaration that imported cars threaten U.S. national security, signaling contentious talks are ahead for the White House and America’s key trading partners.

In an unusually strong-worded statement, Japan’s largest automaker said Trump’s proclamation Friday that the U.S. needs to defend itself against foreign cars and components “sends a message to Toyota that our investments are not welcomed, and the contributions from each of our employees across America are not valued.”