Trump celebrates deal to preserve Carrier jobs in Indiana
Posted: 3:47 pm Thursday, December 1st, 2016
By Jamie Dupree
In his first campaign-style trip since winning the White House, President-Elect Donald Trump used a visit to a Carrier plant in Indianapolis to celebrate a financial deal worked out with the air conditioner giant, declaring it was just his first effort to keep American jobs from being shifted to Mexico and other countries.
“Companies are not going to leave the United States anymore, without consequences” Mr. Trump triumphantly declared.
At Carrier plant, Trump says “Companies are not going to leave the United States anymore without consequences.” https://t.co/rYR6E0Fwx0
At Mr. Trump’s side during his stop in Indianapolis was Vice President-Elect Mike Pence – Indiana’s Governor – as Mr. Pence had a broad smile on his face as he announced the deal with his home state company.
The details of the deal were much more a product of what could be done by Gov. Pence, as Indiana will provide $7 million in tax breaks to Carrier, all to help keep 1,000 jobs from being shifted out of that state.
The reaction – in many ways – was expected.
Great news for Indiana and the country, and a sign of what's to come. It's time to deliver results for the American people! #Carrierhttps://t.co/Y9hEO8vBTM