The United States President-elect, Donald Trump on Thursday warned that the US-based Companies would not be able to outsource their jobs to other countries without facing ramifications under his government.
“Companies are not going to leave the US anymore without consequences,” Trump told workers assembled at the Indianapolis plant.
“Not going to happen. It’s not going to happen, I’ll tell you right now,” he added.
CEO of United Technologies, Carrier’s parent company, Mr. Gregory Hayes announced this week that United Technologies would keep approximately 1,100 jobs in Indianapolis after talking with the incoming administration and receiving a $7 million incentive package from the state. It had planned to move 2,000 jobs out of the country, some of those will still be outsourced.
Trump said, but moving forward, “one of the things we are doing to keep” companies in the US is lowering the corporate tax rate from 35% to 15%.
On the current tax rate, Trump said, “It’s terrible for business,”
The president-elect added that his administration would aim to reduce regulations placed on businesses.
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The speech was Trump’s first since declaring victory on election night.
While much of his remarks focused on the Carrier deal, the speech featured many of the hallmarks of the real-estate mogul’s campaign rallies.
Trump relitigated the Indiana Republican primary from May, noting that he handily won the state once considered a “firewall” for Never Trump forces.
The president-elect also praised retired basketball coach Bob Knight and continued to hammer the media, zeroing in on nightly news programs.
“I don’t like them even a little bit,” Trump added.
The speech, part of Trump’s nationwide “Thank you” tour, came after the president-elect toured the Carrier factory for about 45 minutes. Trump is scheduled to speak next at an Ohio rally on Thursday evening.