General Motors announcement in the GM Orion Assembly Plant. Photo: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

Mere days after President Trump's biting tweets about the closure of an Ohio General Motors factory, the auto company announced $300 million plans to add 400 jobs and manufacture a new electric vehicle at its Detroit-area plant, AP reports.

The backdrop: Last weekend Trump demanded that GM reopen or sell the plant, chastising the local union leader and expressing dissatisfaction with CEO Mary Barra. GM spokesman Dan Flores denies the growth announcements were in response to the president's tweets, adding the investments had been weeks in the making, per the AP.

Details: A battery-powered Chevrolet Bolt will be produced at the company's Orion Township plant, though GM has not yet revealed when production or sales will commence. Questions also remain around the schedule for hiring and whether the new workers will be among those who were laid-off at 4 U.S. factories that closed in January. GM announced on Friday an additional $1.4 billion investment in U.S. factories, with a potential 300 more hires, but did not provide any further details, according to AP.

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President Trump added more pressure Friday night on China-based TikTok parent ByteDance to exit the U.S., ordering it to divest all assets related to the U.S. operation of TikTok within 90 days.

Between the lines: The order means ByteDance must be wholly disentangled from TikTok in the U.S. by November. Trump had previously ordered TikTok banned if ByteDance hadn't struck a deal within 45 days. The new order likely means ByteDance has just another 45 days after that to fully close the deal, one White House source told Axios.

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Harris: "Women are going to be a priority" in Biden administration

Sen. Kamala Harris at an event in Wilmington, Del. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

In her first sit-down interview since being named Joe Biden's running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris talked about what she'll do to fight for women if elected VP, and how the Democrats are thinking about voter turnout strategies ahead of November.

What they're saying: "In a Biden-Harris administration women are going to be a priority, understanding that women have many priorities and all of them must be acknowledged," Harris told The 19th*'s Errin Haines-Whack.