The Debbie Wasserman Schultz drive-American debacle generated all manner of tweetage, and a quip from the Instant Man:
Even worse, it’s a Japanese car that, though it’s built in America, is built in a right-to-work state!
This is a slight misquote of Moe Lane, who actually said this:
Seriously, Debbie? If you’re going to fulminate about Republican Presidential candidates driving foreign cars, don’t own a Nissan, OK? Particularly since the only places where they’re made in the USA are in right-to-work states.
Lane is quite correct here. Schultz’s Infiniti FX35 sport-utility, however, was assembled in Nissan’s Tochigi plant; the only Infiniti ever built in the US was the first-generation QX56, which was spun off Nissan’s Armada and built alongside it in Canton, Mississippi. (The current QX56 is a vaguely-Americanized Nissan Patrol, built in Kyushu.) Some lower-end Nissans are actually assembled in Mexico.
I’ve actually owned Japanese cars made in the US by UAW members, yet! but creatures of that ancestry are few and far between.