Trump Puts Companies On Notice: Outsource At Your Own Peril
President-elect Donald Trump put companies on notice during his first press conference in months Wednesday, asserting companies that plan to build in Mexico should expect a big border tax.
“The word is now out,” Trump said in response to a question about his propensity to call major corporations to discuss potential outsourcing, “that when you want to move your plant to Mexico or some other place … you’re going to pay a big border tax.”
“Not gonna happen that way anymore,” he promised.
Trump cited Carrier and Ford as examples of where his intervention made a difference.
“They were gone,” Trump said in regards to 1,000 jobs that the president-elect along with the Vice President-elect Mike Pence stepped in to save from outsourcing.