Less than 24-hours after winning the New York GOP primary, GOP frontrunner Donald Trump is holding two campaign rallies on Wednesday. In the first, supporters will gather Wednesday afternoon at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis to see the candidate.
Trump, who has made trade a top policy issue throughout his campaign, regularly slams Carrier, an air-conditioning manufacturing company, for moving its manufacturing plant from Indianapolis to Mexico.
Nearly 2,000 American jobs are impacted because of the move, which was announced earlier this year.
“We’re making horrible deals. We have people that don’t know what they’re doing. Companies are moving to Mexico and every place else,” Trump said about trade during his most recent campaign rally on Monday. “NAFTA has been a disaster. Now we have a new one coming out, Trans Pacific Partnership. It’s going to make NAFTA look like peanuts.”
“We’re going to stop it,” he added. “We’re bringing out jobs back here.”
“You saw what happened with Carrier,” Trump added. “I bought many, many over the years. I won’t buy them anymore. I’m not buying Carrier anymore.”
“They move to Mexico. They think they’re going to make air conditioners and they’re going to sell them back to the United States with no tax, with no consequence. It’s not going to happen folks,” Trump charged, adding that if he’s president, “There is going to be consequence.”
Despite Trump’s criticisms of Carrier and its ties to Indianapolis, Indiana is a state where Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is favored.
“Anti-Trump sentiment runs hot among GOP leadership in Indiana, and it’s driving a virulent rejection of the mogul among likely delegates,” Politico reported earlier this month.
“I believe we need a candidate that is likable, and I believe we need a candidate that is electable. And at this point, I have not seen any evidence for a general election that Donald Trump is electable,” said Indiana GOP insider Kyle Babcock.
After his campaign rally in Indiana, Trump heads to Berlin, Maryland for his second rally on Wednesday night.
Trump maintains a double digit lead in Maryland over his GOP rivals Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), according to Real Clear Politics.
Maryland voters cast their ballots in the GOP primary on April 26, while Indiana voters head to the polls on May 3.