The automaker on Monday said Lordstown Assembly in Ohio, Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly in MI and Oshawa Assembly in Canada will not be allocated any products beginning in 2019.
At the time of the transfer, Dias said Carlisle's appointment to lead Cadillac would raise his profile and influence within GM's headquarters in Detroit, and that "would be a huge benefit for us".
The company also said it will stop operating two additional factories outside North America by the end of next year, in addition to a previously announced plant closure in Gunsan, South Korea.
What's more, the Cruze plant just outside Youngtown is in a Democratic and labor stronghold, where Trump won over a surprising number of voters two years ago by reaching out to what he called America's "forgotten men and women".
"We are right-sizing capacity for the realities of the marketplace", Chief Executive Mary Barra said, adding that the cuts were prompted by auto industry changes.
Barra is also shifting resources toward building electric cars and, eventually, vehicles that drive themselves.
United Auto Workers Vice President and Director of the GM Department Terry Dittes said said the "callous decision by GM to reduce or cease operations in American plants, while opening or increasing production in Mexico and China plants for sales to American consumers, is, in its implementation, profoundly damaging to our American workforce".
"Let me tell you folks in OH and in this area, don't sell your house", Trump said at the time, to wild applause "We're going to get those jobs coming back, and we're going to fill up those factories or rip them down and build brand-new ones".
They are working together to come up with a solution that works for GM and the employees.
The likely shutdowns have already opened up GM to political pushback, with Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeting that he has expressed "deep disappointment" with Barra directly.
GM said it will take pretax charges of $3 billion to $3.8 billion to pay for the cutbacks, but expects the actions to improve annual free cash flow by $6 billion by the end of 2020.
The company also said it would cull executive ranks by 25 percent in the cuts.
Some displaced GM auto plant workers could find jobs at truck factories, GM officials said. The totals are imprecise in part because there may be some double-counting with employees who are taking the October buyout offer.
GM said it will shift more investment to electric and autonomous vehicles.
The company's main competitor, Ford, said earlier this month that it would reduce its salaried workforce by the second quarter of 2019.
Cost pressures on GM and other automakers and suppliers have increased as demand waned for traditional sedans.
Trump said he was being tough on Barra.
The meeting was planned prior to GM's announcement on Monday, the official said.
The Hamtramck and Lordstown assembly plants are now operating on one shift. The affected facilities build cars that will not be sold in the USA after next year. In a statement made about the restructuring, GM specifically names crossovers, SUVs, and trucks as being a higher priority, growth wise, and their closure of a handful of facilities will allow for more focus on those models.