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Trump Vows to Keep Businesses in the US

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Wednesday, 07 Dec 2016 07:40 AM Current | Bio | Archive

President-elect Trump sent warning shots last week to businesses that want to offshore, even as the Obama White House sent signals it disagrees with Trump on the methods of keeping American jobs in the U.S.

In a series of recent tweets, Trump noted: “The U.S. is going to [substantially] reduce taxes and regulations on businesses, but any business that leaves our country for another country, fires its employees, builds a new factory or plant in the other country, and then thinks it will sell its product back into the U.S, without retribution or consequence, is wrong!"

Asked at the White House how the president felt about Trump’s strong language regarding businesses that wish to leave the U.S., deputy press secretary Eric Schultz told me: “If you look at the rhetoric from the campaign of this past season, that the president-elect and the current president have vastly different views on how to grow the economy.”

Pressed as to whether President Obama would differ with Trump on retribution by government against a business that moves abroad, Schultz replied: “The president believes, generally speaking, that when manufacturing jobs stay in the United States, that's a good thing. That's welcome news.”

Rather than respond to the Trump's recent rhetoric, the president’s acting spokesman instead referred to Trump’s announcement that Carrier would keep its plant and jobs in Indiana rather than relocate to Mexico.

“So I'm not here to criticize Carrier's announcement from earlier this week,” Schultz said. “If 1,000 jobs are staying in Indiana, that's welcome news not only to the people of Indiana but to the greater community there.”

“If you look at holistically what the next president's policies will be, you can judge them by our policies,” he concluded. “And if you look at our record in a state like Indiana, Indiana in 2009 had an unemployment rate of 10.9 percent. It's now dropped to 4.4 percent. I'm not going to be in a position to judge President Trump's economic record until he's had some time in office.”

John Gizzi is chief political columnist and White House correspondent for Newsmax.

 

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