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Expensive mistake': Donald Trump takes to Twitter to blast American companies that outsource jobs

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 03: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a news conference before a public signing for his new book "Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again," at the Trump Tower Atrium on November 3, 2015 in New York City. According to a new poll, Ben Carson, the retired neurosurgeon, has pulled ahead of Trump with 29% of Republican primary voters. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter early Sunday to offer strong criticism of American companies that outsource jobs, while saying that as long as he is president, there will be big penalties for them if they sell their outsources products back in the U.S.

"[E]xpensive mistake!" Trump wrote in the sixth tweet of his rapid-fire tweet storm. "THE UNITED STATES IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS."

More from Politico:

A central theme of Trump's 2016 presidential campaign had been bringing back jobs that had been outsourced to other countries over the years.

That point was something he emphasized last week with a deal that was to retain some jobs at Carrier, a division of United Technologies that manufactures air conditioners in Indiana, rather than having those jobs exported to Mexico. That deal has come under some criticism, even by the likes of Sarah Palin, for rewarding an individual company for what amounted to economic blackmail.

Many conservatives and free-market thinkers alike are likely to have problems with Trump's proposed 35 percent tax. Palin labeled Trump's market tinkering "crony capitalism," and it appears that "cronyism" — the government's meddling in what is suppose to be a market largely free from government intervention — will continue.

Instead of threatening companies with a hefty tax, many conservative thinkers instead believe that Trump's administration should make the business environment more favorable and conducive for businesses — something the Obama administration never tried to do.

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