Trump vows 35% pun­ish­ment tax on firms that off­shore jobs

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — Stephen Dinan

Pres­i­dent-elect Don­ald Trump vowed to whiplash com­pa­nies that off­shore jobs then try to sell goods back into the U.S. with a 35 per­cent im­ports tax in a se­ries of Sun­day­morn­ing Twit­ter posts.

Just hours af­ter us­ing Twit­ter to com­plain about the most re­cent “Satur­day Night Live” skit mock­ing him for his tweet­ing habits, Mr. Trump turned his ac­count to more se­ri­ous matters of Amer­i­can busi­ness.

He promised to “sub­stan­tially re­duce” reg­u­la­tions and taxes on Amer­i­can cor­po­ra­tions, but said those com­pa­nies that have a U.S. pres­ence but build fac­to­ries or plants else­where and then try to sell back here will be pun­ished for that de­ci­sion.

“There will be a tax on our soon to be strong bor­der of 35 per­cent for th­ese com­pa­nies want­ing to sell their prod­uct, cars, A.C. units etc., back across the bor­der,” he tweeted.

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