White House Trolls Trump on Carrier Jobs Deal
Obama spokesman: Do it ‘804 more times’

President-elect Donald Trump walks through the lobby of the New York Times following a meeting with editors at the paper last week. On Wednesday, the White House seemed less than impressed with a jobs deal Trump struck. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

The White House first applauded Donald Trump’s deal to keep around 1,000 manufacturing jobs in Indiana, then challenged him to do it 800 more times to match President Barack Obama’s “high standard.”

Trump’s team announced he and Vice President-elect Mike Pence, Indiana’s governor, will appear in Indiana Thursday to formally announce Carrier will keep those jobs at an air conditioning plant rather than move them to Mexico. His aides are eager to make sure the president-elect and Pence get credit for cutting the deal.