Over the last year and a half, #Donald Trump made a lot of claims and promises on the campaign trail. One of those promises was that he would keep jobs in the United States, and that he would make "great deals" to prevent others from leaving, which appeared like it was happening earlier this week.
Trump on Carrier
There were a lot of one-liners and talking points used by Donald Trump throughout his entire campaign for president.
From talking about "Crooked Hillary," to promising he will "drain the swamp" in Washington D.C., the billionaire real estate mogul touted himself as someone who was different than a traditional politician. The #Carrier air conditioning company had announced last year that they were moving over a 1,000 jobs from #Indiana to Mexico. As seen in a tweet earlier this week, Trump has reached a deal with the company to keep those jobs in the states. As reported by The Hill on December 1, there is more than just meets the eye on why Carrier is sticking around.
"Look forward to going to Indiana tomorrow in order to be with the great workers of Carrier," Donald Trump tweeted late Wednesday night, before adding, "They will sell many air conditioners!" While Carrier air conditioning might be staying, it's because they are receiving over $7 million in state tax breaks over the next decade. Originally reported by The Wall Street Journal, the deal reached by Carrier and the Trump team is set to keep around 800 workers in the Indiana plant, while adding an additional 300 "research and headquarter positions."
Getting ready to leave for the Great State of Indiana and meet the hard working and wonderful people of Carrier A.C.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 1, 2016
Despite Trump's bragging rights, not all the jobs will be staying in the Hoosier State. Close to 600 jobs will still be outsources from Indiana to Mexico, while an additional plant in Huntington, Indiana will outsource around 700 jobs south of the border. In addition, Carrier's parent company, United Technologies Corp. receives over $5.6 billion a year from the federal government, which amounts to nearly 10 percent of their total revenue. Reports have pointed out that fear of possibly losing that money played a role in Carrier keeping jobs at their Indiana plant.
Indiana to give $7 million in tax breaks to keep 1,000 Carrier jobs in the state https://t.co/xTYbQQMiic— Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) December 1, 2016
The president-elect will make his way to Indiana to officially announce the deal on Thursday, but it's unlikely that he will bring attention to the jobs that will be leaving the country.
In less than two months, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the next commander in chief of the United States. Until that time, Trump will continue to work with Vice President-elect Mike Pence and their transition team to fill the remaining spots in the cabinet, with the Secretary of State position still vacant.