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In tweetstorm, Donald Trump says he’ll impose high tariffs to companies who outsource jobs

The reaction to Trump's tweetstorm was predictable


Josh Katzowitz


Posted on Dec 4, 2016   Updated on May 25, 2021, 11:12 am CDT

After a night spent watching the show he loves to hate, President-elect Donald Trump woke up early Sunday morning and began making business policy on his favorite social media outlet.

This week, Trump convinced Carrier to keep between 800-1,000 jobs in Indiana, promising the air conditioning and furnace-making company $7 million in financial incentives during the next 10 years. On Sunday morning, Trump tweeted a warning to other U.S. companies who are thinking about outsourcing their jobs, saying he would impose a 35 percent tariff on their goods.

Though the Trump campaign has determined the Carrier deal was a victory, others have been quick to criticize. Sarah Palin called it “crony capitalism,” and others have said that Trump has given other companies a blueprint for how to squeeze money out of the presidential administration.

And not everybody was impressed by Trump’s early-morning tweetstorm.

Also, there’s this caveat: Despite the fact Trump did save some jobs for Indianans, Carrier is still planning to send hundreds of jobs to Mexico anyway.

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*First Published: Dec 4, 2016, 11:45 am CST