Former Democratic presidential candidate Senator Sanders speaks during a Capitol Hill rally in Washington

Sanders to Trump: use defense contracts as leverage for Carrier jobs

Former Democratic presidential candidate Senator Sanders speaks during a Capitol Hill rally in WashingtonBy Roberta Rampton WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders turned up the pressure on President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday about his pledge to try to stop an Indiana air conditioner manufacturer from moving 1,400 jobs to Mexico. Both Sanders, who challenged Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination, and Trump seized on an announcement earlier this year by United Technologies Corp’s Carrier division that it would shift production to Mexico as an example of how trade deals hurt U.S. workers.

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