"Toyota shares the Administration's goals of increasing U.S.jobs, growing the economy and strengthening national security", the automaker said.
Trump later threatened to impose 20% tariffs on cars from Europe if the European Union didn't remove tariffs and trade barriers on U.S. goods.
According to industry sources, the Trump administration is hoping to complete an investigation into the national security implications of auto imports ahead of midterm congressional elections to be held in November. Those tariffs were also premised on national security grounds. Some analysts suggested the auto tariffs are meant to pressure Mexico into renegotiating the NAFTA trade pact.
GM said the tariffs could hike vehicle prices and reduce sales.
The probe has raised alarm among manufacturers, parts suppliers and auto retailers because all major carmakers - including GM and Ford Motor - import a substantial share of the vehicles they sell in the USA from other countries.
If GM were to try to absorb the additional costs, it would have less money to invest in popular vehicles that sustain manufacturing jobs, or toward pivotal technologies including electric and self-driving cars. He's also imposing steep tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum.
European automakers such as BMW and Volvo have also submitted comments on the proposed tariffs for autos, but General Motors is the first USA vehicle manufacturer to do so.
"The correlation between a decline in vehicle sales in the United States and the negative impact on our workforce here, which, in turn threatens jobs in the supply base and surrounding communities, can not be ignored", GM said in comments submitted for the investigation.
In an interview with Maria Baritromo that aired Sunday morning on Fox News's "Sunday Morning Futures", Trump said his political supporters are a close mirror of Harley's customer base - and they are unhappy with any plan to expand overseas production.
GM's Chevrolet Silverado pickup was the top-selling model imported from Mexico previous year, while the Chevrolet Equinox crossover was the leading vehicle sourced from Canada, according to LMC Automotive.
Akio Toyoda, chairman of Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) said his group is "gravely concerned" about the Department's investigation, saying it will "create uncertainty among automobile users in the USA and people involved in the motor vehicle industry".
The automaker suggests the costs of such import tariffs will be passed on to US consumers, depressing demand for cars and the vehicle market in general.
"The very basis of the Section 232 investigation is wrong", JAMA said in comments filed Friday.
GM says it has 110,000 employees working at 47 manufacturing locations and 25 parts and service facilities in the U.S. The company says it most of its R&D, design, and engineering work happens in the U.S., too.
Now comes the harsh light of evaluation on those players - which ones can help win a title for the Lakers, and which ones are out. The massive Los Angeles market will also provide James with a grander platform for his philanthropy and social activism.
All of this is true, which is why Cramer began to smell a rat this month when Trump kept playing nice with Heitkamp. He urged supporters to vote for Republican Senate challenger Kevin Cramer to replace Sen.
We're looking forward to the atmosphere [at the game]. "The victory is a outcome of a very good performance", he said. Belgium has won Group G at the World Cup after defeating England 1-0 on a lovely goal from Adnan Januzaj .
But Osorio turned his ire on referee Gianluca Rocchi, whom he accused of leaning towards the Brazil side in his decisions. Neymar and Philippe Coutinho were denied with good saves by Ochoa as the teams went into break with the scoreline intact.
To compound Russia's problems, Smolnikov was sent off after scything down Laxalt just eight minutes after his first booking. Team doctor Eduard Bezuglov said: "After the game against Saudi Arabia , Yuri had a foot tendon injury".
Belgium are beginning to look the part at this summer's World Cup , with another resounding victory over the Eagles of Carthage. Training is conducted in English under Spanish coach Roberto Martinez, who spent a decade managing in England .
Patty Van Fossan, a long-time employee from OH said of the closure: 'I'm never going to have a job like Toys R Us. Jacob Rabon IV tweeted two of the photos with the caption: 'I can't believe childhood is cancelled'.
His owner Paula Godwin said that as they were walking, Todd jumped in front of her leg to prevent the snake from biting her. While on an early morning hike, Godwin said in a Facebook post that she nearly stepped on a rattlesnake .
It's the first time in at least 80 years that Germany has failed to advance out of the World Cup's group stage. The Swedes won the group on Wednesday after beating Mexico 3-0, but the central Americans also went through.
Soon after, Son connected with a cross from Lee Yong, but his powerful strike from inside the box went wide. Germany made a nervous start, playing slower than it usually does to avoid being vulnerable on the break.
Mystery surrounds 11 family members found dead at home
Special police teams swung into action and scanning CCTV footage available to ascertain whether any outsider committed the crime. While 10 of the 11 bodies were found hanging, blindfolded and gagged, that of 75-year-old woman's was found lying on the floor.
Lagos fire incident shocking, Buhari says
A dashcam footage of the moment preceeding the Thursday, June 28, tanker explosion on Otedola bridge in Lagos has emerged. Nine persons lost their lives in the petrol tanker fire around Otedola bridge on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Thursday.
Google Chromecast out of action for 12 hours
We can't say for sure how many devices aren't working, but it seems to be pretty widespread. Normal service is disrupted for many users across the globe. "Download Google Home app".