Trump responds to Jones, who had called his visit to Carrier “a dog and pony show” and that he “had lied his ass off”.
Trump also hit back at the Union:
Trump gives a speech at the Carrier plant. He is introduced by Pence:
He said that if he was elected, America would start winning again, and today America won, and we have Donald Trump to thank. And I have a feeling, working beside this extraordinary man, this is the beginning of a lot more good news all across America.
Mike has been such a good decision for me… NAFTA is a total and complete disaster…it’s a one-lane highway into Mexico. Nothing coming our way, everything going their way…I just want to let all of the other companies know that we’re going to be great for business. There’s no reason for them to leave any more. Your taxes are going to be at the low end, and your unnecessary regulations will be gone…They’re not going to be announcing that they’re closing up and moving to Mexico.
Carrier announces that the company has reached a deal with Trump and Pence and that 1000 jobs out of 2000 will be kept in Indiana. Trump and Pence will visit the plant on Dec 1 to make an announcement.
Trump says he is working on keeping Carrier Air Conditioning at its factory in Indiana. The company had planned to move operations to Mexico.