The gift that keeps on giving:
TRUMP WARNS THAT COMPANIES SHIPPING JOBS OVERSEAS WILL BE SLAPPED WITH ENORMOUS BRIBES
By Andy Borowitz , 01:34 P.M.
PHOTOGRAPH BY TY WRIGHT / GETTY
NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report)—President-elect Donald J. Trump drew a line in the sand on Friday as he warned that U.S. companies planning to ship jobs overseas will be slapped with enormous bribes.
"If you think you're going to get away with sending jobs out of the U.S., think again," Trump said. "You are about to be bribed, big league."
He raised the cautionary example of Carrier Corporation, which this week decided to keep a few hundred jobs in the U.S. in exchange for a seven-million-dollar government incentive. "I warned those boys at Carrier: we can do this the easy way, or the hard way, where you get seven million dollars," he said. "They backed down so fast—it was terrific."
The President-elect said that the Carrier story should strike fear into the hearts of all American businesses that might be contemplating shipping jobs overseas. "Do you really want to wind up like Carrier, with seven million dollars in your pockets?" he asked. "I don't think so."
In a parting shot, Trump warned companies that he was prepared to back up his tough rhetoric with even tougher action. "I will bribe you so hard, your grandchildren will get paid," he threatened.
H. L. Mencken
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