Last week, news broke that Samsung Electronics was thinking about building an appliance factory in the U.S.
According to the Associated Press, a spokeswoman said the company was "purely in the evaluation stage," however the potential remains that Samsung could need a manufacturing base in the U.S.
The news made it all the way to our commander in chief, Donald Trump, who, in an effort to win the business, tweeted, "Thank you, @Samsung! We would love to have you!"
Apparently, Samsung didn't care for the hard sell. According to a Reuters report, the reason they were mulling the potential investment was a response to Trump's "protectionist policies." And now, because of the tweet, they feel "pressured." The company made $6.1 billion in net income last quarter, and they feel pressured by 93 characters? Maybe it was the exclamation points.
According to Fortune.com, Samsung officials think the tweet "could give the wrong impression.” They're afraid that, if they decide against it, it could be viewed as backing out of a deal that was never made. Well, it looks like it’s too late, now.