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Japanese automakers to build $1.6 billion plant in Alabama

President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Photo: KOJI SASAHARA / AFP / Getty Images

The Associated Press reports that Alabama has been selected as the location for a $1.6 billion manufacturing plant for Japanese automakers Mazda and Toyota.

Flashback: Trump praised the decision back in August to bring the plant to the U.S., and said in November during a trip in Japan: "Try building your cars in the United States instead of shipping them over. Is that possible to ask? That's not rude. Is that rude? I don't think so."