Wednesday in New York City at a press conference President-elect Donald Trump warned of a “major border tax” on companies that leave the United States.
Trump said, “You want to move your plant and you think as an example you’re going to build that plant in Mexico and you’re going to make your air conditioners or cars or whatever you’re making and you’re going to sell through what will be a very, very strong border, not a weak border like it is now. We don’t even have a border. It’s an open sieve. Not going to happen. You’re going to pay a very large border tax. So if you want to move to another country and if you want to fire all of our great American workers, that got you there in the first place — you can move from Michigan to Tennessee and to North Carolina and South Carolina, you can move from South Carolina back to Michigan, you can do anywhere, you got a lot of states at play, a lot of competition.”
“So it’s not like oh, gee, I’m taking the competition,” he continued. “We got a lot of places you can move. And I don’t care, as long as it’s within the United States, the borders of the United States. There will be a major border tax on these companies that are leaving and getting away with murder. And if our politicians had what it takes, they would have done this years ago, and you’d have millions more workers right now in the United States that are 96 million really wanting a job and they can’t get. You know that story, that’s the real number. So that’s the way it is.”
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