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General Motors will end production this week at the first of five North American plants it wants to close by early next year as part of a companywide restructuring. Production at the Lordstown, Ohio plant ends on Wednesday. (March 5) AP

General Motors is poised to sell the northeast Ohio factory that it’s closing to a little-known maker of electric pickups, President Donald Trump .

While Trump has been known to mischaracterize these types of deals, the president claimed that GM CEO Mary Barra told him about the plan to sell the Lordstown, Ohio, factory to Workhorse Group.

GM said it’s “discussions” to sell the plant to an entity affiliated with Workhorse, which