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Chrysler design chief says Trump is full of it

Fri, 02 Nov 2012

Chrysler design chief and SRT boss Ralph Gilles took to Twitter for a strongly worded rebuke of Donald Trump, telling the businessman he was "full of shit."

Trump on Thursday repeated an erroneous Mitt Romney campaign claim that Jeep production was moving to China.

Trump tweeted: “[President Barack] Obama is a terrible negotiator. He bails out Chrysler and now Chrysler wants to send all Jeep manufacturing to China—and will!”

Gilles tweeted back: “You are full of shit!”

Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne told employees in an email on Oct. 30 that all United States Jeep production would stay in place. He also said, “It is inaccurate to suggest anything else.”

Hours after Trump's original tweet, it had been shared more than 1,000 times, which is how Gilles came upon it.

Gilles tweeted later:" I apologize for my language, but lies are just that, lies. Thanks for the support people.”

Responses on Gilles' page range from 100 percent support of Chrysler, to random jabs at Trump and his hair. User @johnandrewwalsh tweeted, “Ralph, just for that tweet, I'm buying a Chrysler.”

By Jake Lingeman