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Trump's Latest Tweet Threat: Taxes For Companies That Leave US

He says companies should be "forewarned prior to making a very expensive mistake"

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    Stock photo -- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump points to the crowd as he delivers a speech during the evening session on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.

    President-elect Donald Trump is threatening heavy taxes as retribution for U.S. companies that move their business operations overseas and still try to sell their product to Americans.

    In a series of early-morning tweets Sunday, Trump vowed a 35 percent tax on products sold inside the U.S. by any business that fired American workers and built a new factory or plant in another country.

    Trump campaigned on a vow to help American workers but also to reduce taxes and regulations on businesses.

    Trump tweets "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."

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    He says companies should be "forewarned prior to making a very expensive mistake."