"Special Report" anchor Bret Baier said many people in Middle America support President Trump's tough rhetoric on General Motors after the company announced it will close five North American factories and lay off thousands of U.S. workers.

Trump tweeted Tuesday afternoon that he is looking into cutting all GM subsidies as he pushes the company to keep open plants in Ohio, Michigan and Maryland.

"Very disappointed with General Motors and their CEO, Mary Barra, for closing plants in Ohio, Michigan and Maryland. Nothing being closed in Mexico & China. The U.S. saved General Motors, and this is the THANKS we get! We are now looking at cutting all @GM subsidies, including for electric cars. General Motors made a big China bet years ago when they built plants there (and in Mexico) - don’t think that bet is going to pay off. I am here to protect America’s Workers!" Trump wrote.

Baier noted that GM's stock "took a tumble" after Trump's tweet, falling by more than 3 percent as of 3:00pm ET Tuesday.


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Baier said it is uncommon to see a president go after a single company, but he believes this tough talk will play with many Americans, particularly in the Heartland.

"He obviously is suggesting that the bailout by the U.S. taxpayer should factor into GM's motive and what they do. And a lot of people in the middle of the country are saying, 'Yeah! They should!" Baier said.

"But when he targets one company, it is a rare thing for a president to do, even via Twitter."

Watch the clip above, and see more from Baier on "Special Report," weekdays at 6:00pm ET on Fox News Channel.


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