The article originally appeared on India Today.
Here it is a bit modified and extended.
Reiterating his pre-poll promise once again, US President Elect Donald Trump has issued a direct threat to the US companies outsourcing jobs or moving their business to other countries or firing employees.
Trump has warned that is unfair for the companies to move their production units outside while selling their products in the US market.
Trump who sums his series of tweets on the issue with ‘THE UNITED STATES IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS’ in capital letters says it cannot be the business as usual and warns the outifts before making ‘a very expensive step’ to venture out of US for their business interests.
Though he has been repeating it that there will soon be a tax on such companies that will make them leaving the US financially difficult, it is the first time that he has said so in clear words.
During the campaigning phase, he continuously threatened to slap an import tariff of 35% on the US companies taking their businesses out. His tweets indicate he wants to make the US borders strong by such coercive measures, including his grand plans of electing a wall on the US-Mexico border to check illegal immigrants from Mexico whom he despises as rapists and criminals.
Here is what Donald Trump has just tweeted.
Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
The U.S. is going to substantially reduce taxes and regulations on businesses, but any business that leaves our country for another country, fires its employees, builds a new factory or plant in the other country, and then thinks it will sell its product back into the U.S. without retribution or consequence, is WRONG!
There will be a tax on our soon to be strong border of 35% for these companies wanting to sell their product, cars, A.C. units etc., back across the border.
This tax will make leaving financially difficult. These companies are able to move between all 50 states and negotiate a tax free deal! Our country cannot keep losing these jobs, & won’t these companies are able to move between all 50 states, with no tax or tariff being charged.
Please be forewarned prior to making a very expensive mistake! THE UNITED STATES IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS
Stop outsourcing and preventing businesses moving out from the US has been at the core of the Trump politics that promises to ‘make America great again’. His US is going to both, ‘OPEN and CLOSE’, the Donald Trump way it seems.
Just two days ago, Trump visited an Indianapolis plant of AC maker Carrier claiming that he had brokered a deal that saved 1000 jobs at the plant from being outsourced to Mexico. And in a typical Donald Trump fashion, publicised it enough to have its echo felt across.