Not to say that President Trump's new tariffs are entirely to blame for GM closing shop. They were more like the straw that broke the camel's back. So after pocketing the billions that the Republican Congress gave them last year and spending it all on corporate bonuses and stock buy-backs, the big corporations are bracing for the disastrous headwinds that supposed "America First" policy has put in their path. So you can't blame them for doing what they're doing. The auto manufacturers (along with almost every other business except the coal industry and the few thousand people they employ) are just trying to ensure their survival. It's nothing personal, as they say, it's just business. If people lose their jobs and homes and wind up living in the street, don't count on the executives at GM to lose any sleep. That's the government's job — or at least, it used to be until President Me-First came along.