President Elect Donald Trump Working to Retain Carrier Jobs in Indiana…

In February there were gasps of anger and disbelief.  There was yelling. At least one person in the crowd of Carrier employees shouted things that cannot be written here.  The employees had just been told the heating, cooling, air conditioning, and refrigeration company was relocating its Indianapolis plant to Monterrey, Mexico.

Candidate Donald Trump recalled the anxiety of the Indiana workers during the a presidential debate a few days later.

In essence, the Carrier HVAC example is a direct and visible representation of how the U.S. manufacturing industry, and the middle-class jobs they provide, has been ignored by the professional political class. Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett said the company’s surprise announcement was without warning and incredibly disappointing.

Carrier responded to the publicity with the following statement:

“This move is intended to address the challenges we continue to face in a rapidly changing HVAC industry, with the continued migration of the HVAC industry to Mexico, including our suppliers and competitors, and ongoing cost and pricing pressures driven, in part, by new regulatory requirements.

Relocating our operations to a region where we have existing infrastructure and a strong supplier base will allow us to operate more cost effectively so that we can continue to produce high-quality HVAC products that are competitively positioned while continuing to meet customer needs.” (link)

Nine months later, on November 8th, millions of previously ignored Americans showed up to the voting booths and elected Donald Trump as the next President of the United States.

Today, President-Elect Donald Trump sends a message that he is trying to do exactly what he said he would do on the campaign trail: convince Carrier to reverse course and keep those jobs in the U.S.


It is not going to be easy to reverse decades of terrible economic policies that led to the erosion of U.S. manufacturing and production.  However, for the first time in forty years the American worker has an actual Main Street champion in our corner, and headed to the White House.

This is the second time in as many weeks when President-Elect has directly notified the American people that he is already beginning the communication with industry leaders to stop the jobs losses.

There is reason to be hopeful.


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140 Responses to President Elect Donald Trump Working to Retain Carrier Jobs in Indiana…

  1. notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital says:

    Manufacturing America Great Again

    Liked by 14 people

  2. golfmann says:

    All that has transpired has most of us still a little numb after so many, MANY years of just plain EVIL in our midst.
    Another reason to give THANKS from the bottom of our hearts.
    Happy Thanksgiving to one and all…

    Liked by 26 people

  3. Bonitabaycane says:

    Working harder as President-elect, than Captain Sandtrap has in 8 years.

    Liked by 31 people

  4. fedback says:

    He is probably on the phone with the Carrier boss saying: “this conversation will not end until we have an understanding so you decide if we are going to have Thanksgiving dinner”.

    Liked by 9 people

  5. R-C says:

    “There is reason to be hopeful.”

    YES, INDEED…And thankful, too. We in the R-C household are so very thankful for Mr. Trump’s election, which, simply put, gave our republic one last chance to survive. The odds are still very long, but at least the right man is in the right place, at the right time–the nick of time.

    Had we failed to elect Mr. Trump, our republic was absolutely doomed, without a doubt, and this Thanksgiving Day would have been a dark one. Now, at least we have a chance to make things right as we live out our days, and pass the mantle to the next generation.

    “Happy Thanksgiving!” from the R-C household to yours! We are so very thankful that you all worked so hard to elect our champion, President-Elect Donald J. Trump.

    Liked by 42 people

  6. marierogers says:

    this will be great for his to do list..if anyone can do it, he can!

    Liked by 2 people

  7. Joan says:

    Did Obama ever try to do anything worthwhile for the country on any Thanksgiving? Best election ever. Best Thanksgiving ever!

    Liked by 11 people

  8. Abster says:

    God bless you, PETrump. I can’t remember anyone in public office having ever worked so hard. I hope all of America will soon see that unlike other politicians, PETrump has the best interest of America and its citizens at heart.

    Liked by 7 people

  9. jrapdx says:

    Wondering if Trump sent out the “progress report” after speaking with Carrier and getting some kind of buy in to Trump’s agenda. Just my hunch that Trump wouldn’t say anything if there was still big doubt about success. Why signal one’s position in a negotiation before securing some leverage? That wouldn’t seem to be Trump’s style, after all, he’s said as much a bunch of times.

    Liked by 4 people

    • Joan says:

      On the other hand, it puts Carrier on the hot seat.

      Liked by 3 people

      • rvsueandcrew says:

        And it is Mr. Trump’s style to expect success…

        Liked by 3 people

        • chojun says:

          There’s really only one way out for carrier. Any kind of tax on imports would blow up their business model and it would probably be chapter 11 to restructure it.

          They’ll capitulate. What remains to be seen is if Trump can give them what they need to continue to operate under the current climate. Which he can – he’s already pledged huge tax cuts. Win/win for carrier to stay.

          Fed govt might have to buy out contracts with Mexico.

          Liked by 2 people

          • Ploni says:

            Don’t forget . . . he emphasized that the elimination of costly federal regulations on business was more needed than ever lower taxes.

            Liked by 5 people

            • And Carrier said it was regulations in their press release.

              Also, I had a thought while watching the video again – “When the Saxon learned to hate” a Kipling (I think) poem we’re seen here in the Treehouse a couple of times.

              A very quiet, very big, black man was carefully walking out as the (White) men began to rumble, then yell, while the stooge was giving the bad news. So, imagine yourself as a tiny minority that sometimes feels mightily threatened by the majority. Suddenly you are surrounded by majority folks becoming very angry.

              What would you do? Carefully, unobtrusively slip out the back, Jack? Silently, but quickly get out of Dodge? Yes, I would, too.

              Liked by 1 person

        • shallbe4 says:

          But who’s going to say No to The President of the United States? This is going to be fun to watch.

          Liked by 1 person

      • nightmare on k st says:

        and they pick up a Trump Resort account


    • jrapdx says:

      Meant to add, yet another good reason to be thankful on Thanksgiving Day! A worthy topic to bring up if people are negative about Trump. Just say, look at that, Trump is already making headway on his promises!

      Liked by 3 people

    • India Maria says:

      YES! In one of Trump’s very early rallies, he belittled Obama for going to Europe to lobby for the Olympics, only to be humiliated when they were awarded to Brazile. He said, “you NEVER make a trip like that unless you are sure you’ve got it.”

      Liked by 7 people

  10. I am still finding this so hard to believe. We are on the cusp of something truly great.

    Liked by 10 people

    • Seems to me we can eliminate the “elect” in his title. He doesn’t need the WH. That’s just a formality.

      Liked by 8 people

      • jrapdx says:

        Yes in a sense it is, but the WH is important symbolism! Most of all when Trump is officially President, the meantime incumbent can’t cause any more damage.

        Liked by 1 person

      • shallbe4 says:

        I don’t want it to take so long between winning Presidency and actually being inaugurated. If a British Prime Minister can take office just two weeks after an election so can an American President.

        Liked by 1 person

        • Yes, it doesn’t take nearly three winter months to get to the capital these days.


          • platypus says:

            So which do we change: the inauguration date or the election date? Considering that one of Reagan’s inaugurations was in zero degree temps and we lost a president 30 days into his term because of the inclement weather, I’d say move the inauguration date to Thanksgiving. Dual purpose holiday and it might make some people think a little harder about politics.


    • radicalpatriot says:

      I have never felt like this after a presidential election. I don’t know about ya’ll but this is absolutely incredible. I remember 1980 and the way I felt, and it was pretty good but we hadn’t come this close to the edge. Every time I think of the way things have been the last 12 years really, and the way things look now, it brings tears to my eyes. He is truly THE MAN for the time.

      Liked by 12 people

      • Yes he is. And you are not alone in the way you are feeling. I’ve been feeling the same way. I don’t recall feeling love for a President as I feel for PE Donald Trump. And each day that goes by there’s a new reason to love him.

        Liked by 3 people

      • MICHAEL DO says:

        12 years?? More like 24 years. I still remember vividly when I worked for Motorola back in the ’90s when China tried to get permanent MFN. Motorola CEO sent out the meno asking all US based employees to call the Pres Clinton and Congressional members to lobby for granting MFN to China. I said to my fellow workers “WTF, I am not calling my congressman to lobby for China, who is stealing our jobs”. Then Motorola and Lorel lobbied Clinton Administration to transfer the multistage rocket booster and guidance system to China so China would launch the iridium satellites at the dirt cheap prices. Now China uses that technology to aim nuke missiles to US. The US government is just too stupid and without our father’s generation provided the giant leap technology over the entire planet after WW2, we would be a third world country by now.

        Liked by 4 people

        • Some Motorola people are based near Chicago and several look just like Mafia guys. I’ve seen them in person and in action (threatening only) and it is scary. They are deeply connected to LEO and local government radio systems. Or were connected. It has been a couple of decades since I saw this and haven’t followed the company since then.


        • uvaldegirl says:

          Sick that Motorola tried to get you to call. So traitorous.


    • Gail says:

      It takes my breath away some times hearing what our new president is doing already. What a blessing to have someone who has a work ethic, a visionary, who does what they say they will do, with a sense of humor. We are truly, truly blessed to have him. I love him more every day. Thank you God.

      Liked by 1 person

  11. FL_Guy says:

    If anyone can make this happen, it’s President Trump, genius businessman. Wouldn’t this be a wonderful Christmas present for the employees of Carrier in IN! It will give them a Merry Christmas! MAGA

    Liked by 5 people

  12. micscottmd says:

    Wonder if the MSM will ever pick up this story?

    Liked by 2 people

  13. Pam says:

    It’s like Diamond and Silk says, “he’s not even president and he’s already creating jobs.”

    God bless Donald Trump!

    Liked by 7 people

  14. zephyrbreeze says:

    Wow, someone really looking out for us, even while we are focused on our own families. God Bless Trump.

    Liked by 2 people

  15. InAz says:

    The hand wringing over appointments by Trump need to stop, must stop. We must fight against the naysayers and the Commie enemy.

    Trump HAS proven that he IS working for American citizens.

    I am speechless. Trump is not sworn in yet and acting so much more professional than anyone.

    And if those POS in Congress and Senate throw up roadblocks after Trump is sworn in, then it is our duty to organize and descend on Washington DC and make our wishes known, or else.

    Liked by 8 people

    • Exactly! We will let them know that every American citizen is a part of the Trump administration. That we will no longer sit back and allow them to ignore us and ride roughshod over us. We will no longer go quietly into the night and let them do anything to compromise our great nation.

      Liked by 1 person

    • piper567 says:

      the hand wringing has another side-effect:
      I have been recommending CTH to many, for onths now…but this week? not so much. The insider “concern” and the trolling, which newbies cannot be expected to recognize, have caused me to wait this out.
      CTH can be a real antidote, due to its intel and thoughtfulness, but when it shifts to “concern, it loses this edge.
      I know we all trust TRUMP, so maybe we can be a bit more consistent here. ????

      Liked by 2 people

  16. Ron says:

    Trump’s been making a list (of all the things he promised) and now he’s checking it twice.


    Liked by 4 people

    • Yep. I asked my mom today if the government is ready to work, because they better be. We all know that PE Donald Trump won’t accept any of the lackadaisical behavior that’s been going on in Washington D.C. these last 8 years.


  17. andymilken says:

    Our president made a call to both Tim Cook and Bill Gates regarding this matter as well. Fantastic president, not official yet, and man. Today, we have more government workers than manufacturing employees.
    On the side note, it appears SD’s Machiavellian hypothesis regarding Gov Romney is “taking’ its form-
    Happy Thanksgiving, Treepers. Be safe, eat a lot, reserve your energy, and continue to fight for our country. Let’s MAGA.

    Liked by 4 people

  18. MVW says:

    Does anyone think Hillary is working for them on Thanksgiving day? She could have been talking to Carrier and Ford. What about Obama? Or Joe Biden? What about Romney?

    Trump is the man.

    Liked by 9 people

  19. Elwood says:

    This is what real hope and change is.

    Liked by 4 people

  20. India Maria says:

    “Melania tells me its not ‘presidential’ for the President to call and air conditioner company….it would be so EASY….I think I’ll do it anyway.”

    Liked by 6 people

  21. Bl says:

    Heh. How many times he told us he would call them even if ‘it’s not presidential?” Gotta love the man.

    Liked by 3 people

  22. alliwantissometruth says:

    “and ongoing cost and pricing pressures driven, in part, by new regulatory requirements”

    The current government could care less about American jobs & the American people. Their absurd leftist environmental utopian dream is the only thing that matters to them

    And don’t these companies realize in the long run there won’t be any customers if there’s no jobs? All they do is look at the short term without thinking of the long term. Higher short term profit margins will ultimately end in long term disaster

    This is why a real leader is desperately needed

    Liked by 2 people

    • BigDilbert says:

      However AC units for the international market will still need to be made in Mexico since we cannot impose protectionist tariffs on other countries. We can only protect American jobs when that production is consumed in the USA.,


  23. budmc says:

    Liked by 12 people

  24. silverlakela says:

    The numbers are in: Trump wins Michigan by 10,704

    Trump won 306 electoral votes — including Michigan’s 16 — to 232 for Clinton.

    Liked by 8 people

    • rsmith1776 says:

      Great victory.

      It would have been a TRUE LANDSLIDE if not for the GOPe betrayal (the syphilitic MSM’s dishonesty was a given anyway).

      Liked by 4 people

      • progpoker says:

        No other Republican could have possibly have beaten Hillary.

        Thank God there was a Donald Trump to take on all of enemies of the State!

        A true Happy Thanksgiving!! Even if the haters can’t see it, they will benefit.

        Liked by 4 people

      • TPW says:

        It was a landslide……..had to be to overcome the vote switching … you really think the Hill won more votes in florida and only florida than Obama…and she still lost to Trump….the rigging was concentrated in florida because that was a must win for Trump…

        Liked by 5 people

    • thesavvyinvester says:

      “Trump won 306 electoral votes — including Michigan’s 16 — to 232 for Clinton.”

      And that is 56% of the electoral vote. “Sundance” told us he’d get 56%, I just didn’t think it would be electoral. Which begs the question, how many dead, felons, illegals via motor voter, voted for illary and how many million(s) was it?

      Liked by 3 people

  25. ZZZ says:

    I got my first engineering job with Carrier in Syracuse, NY.
    Will be interesting to see how DT will do this. Part of the problems in NY State are the horrible taxes.
    Cool beans all around.

    Liked by 3 people

  26. Voltara says:

    Trump will do this deal because if it’s a win/win. Carrier sales will go through the roof when they agree to put people first.

    It literally brings a tear to my eye to know there is a political leader who will pick up the phone and go into bat for working people. What a difference between the current frauds who pretend diplomacy is playing Pontius Pilate with peoples’ lives.

    Liked by 4 people

    • TPW says:

      I hope at least this Carrier CEO retard actually was taught the value of “Goodwill” or what ever it is when the company adds value by a good reputation with its consumer base. But again that is long term thinking most of these CEO increase short term profits cash in and move on to the next victim. CEO positions for the most part are gigs for the well connected.


    • piper567 says:

      I’ll for sure buy a Carrier AC this summer if they stay in our Country !


    • Marvin says:

      That is true. I would buy a Carrier a/c if they came through and stayed in the USA. You have to reward companies for doing the right thing, and punish those who do not. There is this guy who owns a bunch of hotels who would do the same thing.


  27. Ron Hyatt says:

    The only good democrat is a dead democrat who aborts her fetus. I’ve been saying this for decades. FU Liberals.


    • jeans2nd says:

      Ron, there are a great many democrats who voted for Mr. Trump. This is a fact. Please rethink this. We are in an entirely new ballgame here, in a different ballpark.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Mr. Morris says:

        Donald Trump said he would expand the Republican Party. The new Republican Party is the party of the working class, Republicans, Democrats and Libertarians combined. All want to make America great again. Together we can prosper and Mr. Trump has helped unite Americans.


  28. gloriosaedominae1 says:

    Wonderful news! As a matter of fact, I was watching CNN at my gym this morning, I never listen or plug in but see the screens, and they actually showed PE Trump’s Tweet. So it is getting some exposure on the MSM.

    Based on the fact that Mr. Trump tweeted his efforts, and that Mike Pence is still Governor of Indiana, I have high hopes that this is going to happen. What a feather in his cap before even taking office this would be. In other words, I think it’s gonna happen.

    Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone. And Deo Gratias!

    Liked by 3 people

  29. james23 says:

    Mr Trump never stops working!

    Liked by 1 person

  30. the5thranchhand says:

    This is certainly wonderful news! Makes one’s heart do flip-flops in joyous exaltation, doesn’t it??

    Donald J. Trump will be the best President for the United States of America……evah!!! May the GOD of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the Holy One of Israel bless him, and his family, for ever and ever!

    Liked by 4 people

    • shallbe4 says:

      If Carrier Air Conditioning doesn’t want to keep jobs in the USA. Shlepper Air, a worker built company can make Carrier envious.. No Shelpper at the moment but with Trump and the American people supporting it — it could soon become a reality.


  31. fleporeblog says:

    After watching that video, there was so much diversity in that room, black women, white women, Latinas, white men, black men, Latinos and Asians. All Americans having to listen to that CEO discuss the benefits of moving to Mexico. He basically said to be happy that phase 1 won’t start until the spring of 2017 and those that make it to phase 3 will have a job until 2019.

    When Carrier announces in a week or so that they won’t be moving having had discussions with PE Trump and his vision for killing regulations that are destroying jobs and businesses in the US coupled with his tax break for corporations, there is no place they rather be than in the US.

    Trump’s approval ratings will be in the 70s! The Globalist will begin committing suicide! I have said and will continue to say that one thing PE Trump was wrong about is getting tired of winning! Never when it MAGA!

    Liked by 2 people

  32. nwtex says:

    Wednesday night @Mar-a-Lago

    Liked by 2 people

  33. nwtex says:

    Sorry, wrong thread! I must remember to scroll up to the very top of page to get the full title for the thread before posting.

    Liked by 1 person

  34. Pawz says:

    At this rate, Trump will be half way through his first-100-day plan before he even gets into the White House. What’s next, Mexico starts volunteering to build the wall in December?? 🙂

    Liked by 5 people

  35. missmarple2 says:


    A concrete company in Mexico said they would like to help!! I am not joking, saw it this morning!

    Liked by 1 person

  36. jello333 says:

    Oh c’mon, Don! You haven’t even taken office yet, and already we’re having to deal with all this winning, day after day! It’s exhausting. You think we can take a break for awhile?


  37. tempo150101 says:

    Sundance is usually an astute observer, but he missed a very important angle here. Carrier’s parent company, United Technologies, is a very large defense contractor. Trump is probably using that as leverage as he attempts to twist their arms to keep the plant in Indiana, which is fine by me.

    Liked by 2 people

  38. uvaldegirl says:

    I like how he put it out on Twitter calling even more attention to them if Carrier still moves to Mexico. Negotiating 101.


  39. America is going back to work. For decades, generations of us have been underemployed, unemployed, statistically ignored, etc. In 57 days, we’re all going back to work. No other country has been to the moon and back… multiple times. And that was 40-something years ago. We can do anything once we decide to.

    For the first time in decades, America has an America first President Elect and an America first Vice-President Elect… elected by Americans. We’re all going back to work.

    Notice to the world: you ain’t seen nothing yet…

    Liked by 1 person

  40. cylindrical crown says:

    Carrier is part of United Technologies Corp. UTC has many government contracts. UTC is, therefore, susceptible to “persuasion” relative to Carrier when these contracts are being amended or new contracts are negotiated.


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