A day after President-elect Donald Trump announced Tuesday that he had negotiated a deal with United Technologies to keep 1,000 jobs at a U.S.-based Carrier plant, his transition spokesman hinted that similar deals could be in the works.
“It’s not just here with Carrier — we’re going to see some future announcements as well, with some other companies that are already working behind the scenes,” spokesperson Jason Miller told Fox News. “This is fundamentally going to help our manufacturing industry and so many other industries.”
Speaking on CNBC Wednesday, soon-to-be Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin added that both Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence intended “to have open communications with business leaders,” which would thus separate them from President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, whose relationship with business leaders has been icy, at best.
“You can see this started because the president-elect called up the CEO of United Technologies,” he noted.
While neither Miller nor Mnuchin offered any precise details as to what other deals might be in the pipeline, news from The New York Times suggested that they could potentially involve Apple and Microsoft.
During an interview with the paper last week, Trump said he had spoken with Apple CEO Tim Cook about constructing a new production plant in the U.S. versus in a foreign nation such as China. He also admitted to having received a call from Microsoft CEO Bill Gates but refrained from providing the specifics regarding what was discussed.
Though he had yet to step into office, the president-elect was already meeting his campaign promises to revitalize the economy, keep jobs from being shipped overseas and make America great again.
So impressive were his feats, in fact, that even some of his fiercest critics were doling out praise to him.
Take for instance former MSNBC host Cenk Uygur, who admitted in a YouTube video published this week that it was time “to give credit where credit is due,” according to RealClearPolitics.
“They got this deal done, and not only will it look great … but it actually saved a thousand American jobs,” he said.
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