General Motors’ surprise announcement Tuesday that it was shuttering five manufacturing facilities (four in the U.S. and one in Canada) and laying off 14,000 employees (including 25 percent of its white-collar executive team) was the result of changes in automotive technology and customer demand, and the rising costs of raw materials brought on by Trump’s unnecessary trade war.

Trump is responding in typical fashion, treating the company’s decision as a personal insult and showering it with largely idle threats. The soon-to-be-former employees in the rustbelt regions of northern Ohio and southern Michigan are meanwhile left to spend the holiday season wondering what the future holds.