Trump Team Calls Deal with Carrier a ‘Big Win’ for Incoming Administration

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets Indiana Gov. Mike Pence at the Grand Park Events Center on July 12, 2016 in Westfield, Indiana. Trump is campaigning amid speculation he may select Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate. (Photo by
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President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence’s deal with Carrier to keep 1,000 jobs in the United States is “a big win for the incoming administration,” according to Trump’s spokesman Jason Miller.

It’s “an even bigger win for the people of Indiana and even bigger than that is the impact and the message that this is sending to American workers around the country in particular our manufacturing sector to let folks know this administration is going to make good on our promises to fight to keep American jobs right here in America,” Miller told reporters on Thursday morning ahead of Trump and Pence’s visit and tour of the Carrier factory in Indianapolis later on in the afternoon.

Carrier, a heating, air conditioning and refrigerator company, planned to outsource jobs from Indiana to Mexico. However, the company recently made a deal with the incoming administration keeping 1,000 jobs in the United States.

“We have negotiated an agreement with the incoming administration that we believe benefits our workers, the state of Indiana and our company. We are announcing today that Carrier will continue to manufacture gas furnaces in Indianapolis, in addition to retaining engineering and headquarters staff, preserving more than 1,000 jobs,” Carrier announced in a statement issued on Wednesday.

The statement credited the incoming administration, which “has emphasized to us its commitment to support the business community and create an improved, more competitive U.S. business climate.”

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