Trump celebrates deal to preserve Carrier jobs in Indiana

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 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.

But there were some Republicans who frowned on the Carrier deal, like Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan.

Next stop for Mr. Trump – Cincinnati, and a victory rally this evening.

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