Trump Reveals He Doesn't Know Japanese Cars Are Made in U.S.
On November 6, during his trip to Japan Trump told executives from Toyota and Mazda "Try building your cars in the United States instead of shipping them over. Is that possible to ask? That's not rude. Is that rude? I don't think so."
According to CNN, the Japanese Automobile Manufacturers Association estimates its members build nearly 4 million vehicles in the U.S. in 2016, employing 90,00 people. Trump's request "is not reflective of today's reality," an American academic in Japan told CNN.