In the evening program of the American NBC News, the Finnish flag and the peri-Finnish word “guts” flashed when Arno Hill, the mayor of Lordstown, Ohio, was interviewed.
Hill had covered his nose and mouth with a black face mask with the Finnish flag and a white “gut”.
Hill was asked if he accused President Donald Trump of losing the General Motors plant in the city.
- I'm not at all.
I think the decision was about business, Hill says.
Hill is introduced as a Trump supporter focused on creating new jobs.
Hill took the supplier and photographer to GM’s new plant, which, among other things, aims to manufacture batteries for electric pallet trucks.
It is not known why Hill's face mask contains references to Finland.
Hill appears in the video below, starting at 5:50 p.m.
Lordstown is a village of about 3,200 inhabitants in Trumbull County, Ohio.
The General Motors plant manufactured cars from 1966 until 2019.
GM was the largest employer.
Hill said in an interview with NPR last year that some had had to move elsewhere when work at the factory ended.
- I would say that there are at least eight to ten families who have moved or worked for General Motors have moved and others are following.
So people have moved.