Trump Hits Toyota on Mexico as Car Criticism Spreads to Japanese

President-elect Donald Trump launched his latest Twitter missive over Mexico-built and imported cars toward a Japanese automaker for the first time, threatening to tax Toyota Motor Corp. into building a plant in the U.S. instead.

Days removed from Ford Motor Co. canceling a $1.6 billion plant in Mexico, Trump seized on a 20-month-old announcement by Toyota of a factory scheduled to build Corolla compacts beginning in 2019. After misstating that the new plant will be built where Toyota already has a production site, Trump followed with “NO WAY! Build plant in U.S. or pay big border tax.”…

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