Mr Trump appealed to working-class voters by vowing to keep jobs from moving overseas
Air-conditioning company Carrier Corp has agreed to keep nearly 1,000 jobs at an Indiana plant after reaching a deal with US President-elect Donald Trump.
Mr Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence are expected to travel to Indiana on Thursday to reveal the agreement with company officials.
The president-elect confirmed the meeting on Twitter, describing it as a “Great deal for workers!”
Mr Trump has vowed to keep companies like Carrier from moving jobs overseas.
The details of the agreement were not immediately clear, but the Carrier Twitter account said that the company was “pleased to have reached a deal” with Mr Trump and Mr Pence to keep jobs in Indianapolis.
The company said in February it planned to shut its Indianapolis plant, which employed 1,400 people, and move manufacturing to Mexico.
Mr Trump vowed to focus on keeping manufacturing jobs from moving abroad throughout his campaign, appealing to working-class voters in states like Michigan and Indiana.
Steven Mnuchin, Mr Trump’s new treasury secretary, declined to discuss details about the agreement.
But he told CNBC’s Squawk Box that Mr Trump was “going to have open communications with business leaders”.
He added that the president-elect had called the chief executive of Carrier’s parent company and said it was “important to keep jobs here”.
Carrier’s parent company, United Technologies, also said in February it would move a factory that employed 700 people in Huntington, Indiana, about 100 miles (160km) northeast of Indianapolis.
Mr Trump has repeatedly railed against Carrier and other companies which planned to move jobs abroad to lower-wage countries like Mexico.
The president-elect also critizised Ford after the company said it planned to invest $2.5bn (£2bn) in engine and transmission plants in Mexico and vowed to give up Oreos when Nabisco’s parent company, Mondelez International, said it would replace production lines in Chicago with ones south of the border.
He blamed the large-scale exodus on free trade, and has threatened to impose a 35% tariff on American companies that import goods from Mexico.
Chuck Jones, president of United Steelworkers Local 1999, which represents Carrier employees, said after the announcement: “I’m optimistic, but I don’t know what the situation is. I guess it’s a good sign. …You would think they would keep us in the loop. But we know nothing.”
After his appearance in Indiana on Thursday, Mr Trump will make a series of stops later this week as a part of a “thank you” tour for voters who supported him, according to his aides.
In a tweet, he wrote: “In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally.”
In his follow-up tweets, the Republican wrote: “It would have been much easier for me to win the so-called popular vote than in the Electoral College in that I would only campaign in 3 or 4 states instead of the 15 states that I visited.”
“I would have won even more easily and convincingly (but smaller states are forgotten)!”
Mr Trump also alleged “serious voter fraud” in Virginia, New Hampshire and California – states won by Mrs Clinton – accusing US media of not reporting on that issue.
Earlier on Sunday, the president-elect reminded his Democratic rival that she had already admitted defeat, and published remarks from the presidential debates in which she had urged an acceptance of the poll results.
At the time, Mrs Clinton was reacting to Mr Trump’s refusal to respect the outcome.
Mr Trump narrowly beat the Democratic candidate in Wisconsin, where a recount of the votes was initiated last week by Green Party candidate Jill Stein.
Dr Stein also wants recounts in Michigan and Pennsylvania, citing “statistical anomalies”.
The Green Party nominee reportedly wants to be sure computer hackers did not skew the poll in favor of Mr Trump.
Concerns over possible Russian interference had been expressed in the run-up to the vote.
The US government has said Russian state actors were behind hacks on the Democratic National Committee, a claim denied by Moscow.
Results would need to be overturned in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania to alter the outcome of the November presidential election – something analysts say is highly unlikely.
Mrs Clinton’s campaign has said it will participate in Wisconsin’s recount.
Trump election: Clinton campaign joins Wisconsin vote recount
A lawyer for Hillary Clinton’s campaign says it will participate in a recount of US election votes in Wisconsin.
The recount was initiated by Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein, who is also seeking recounts in Michigan and Pennsylvania, citing “statistical anomalies”.
Results would need to be overturned in all three states to alter the outcome of the election.
Donald Trump, who narrowly won Wisconsin, called the move a “scam”.
The president-elect said it was a way for Dr Stein – who is funding the recount through public donations – to “fill her coffers with money”.
“The results of this election should be respected instead of being challenged and abused,” he said.
The Clinton campaign’s general counsel, Marc Elias, said the Clinton team and outside experts had been “conducting an extensive review of election results, searching for any signs that the voting process had been tampered with”.
US election recount: Jill Stein raises funds to examine Wisconsin result.The Green Party’s Jill Stein has led the calls for a recount
A former presidential candidate looks likely to spur a last-minute recount of part of the result of the US election.
Donald Trump narrowly beat Hillary Clinton in Wisconsin, but two voting rights experts say the result needs to be more closely analysed.
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein says she has gathered enough money to fund a recount in Wisconsin.
There is no indication Mr Trump’s win was down to cyber hacking, one of the experts said on Wednesday.
One election official in Wisconsin said they are preparing for a possible recount.
What are the concerns?
On Tuesday, New York magazine first reported that a group of experts, led by voting-rights lawyer John Bonifaz and J Alex Halderman, the director of the University of Michigan Center for Computer Security and Society, had contacted Mrs Clinton’s campaign.
The experts urged her campaign to request recounts in two states narrowly won by Mr Trump – Wisconsin and Pennsylvania – as well as Michigan, where he has a small lead.
In a post on Medium on Wednesday, Mr Halderman repeated concerns he has voiced in the past over the vulnerabilities of paperless voting machines.
The fact that the results in the three states was different from what polls predicted was “probably not” down to hacking, Mr Halderman said. Concerns over possible Russian interference had been expressed in the run-up to the vote.
“The only way to know whether a cyberattack changed the result is to closely examine the available physical evidence ,” he wrote.
There is a deadline for any candidates to demand a recount, and they need to pay fees to file a request.
The deadline for Wisconsin is Friday. Pennsylvania’s is Monday, and Michigan’s is Wednesday.
This is where Jill Stein comes in – on her website, she wrote that recounts were needed “to attempt to shine a light on just how untrustworthy the US election system is”.
By late on Wednesday, she had raised, through a crowdfunding campaign, more than $2.5m (£2m), enough to fund a recount request in Wisconsin. The campaign estimates that up to $7m may be needed to pay for recounts in all three states.
What happened in Wisconsin?
Unofficial results from the state showed Mr Trump won by only 27,000 votes, media in the state say. The BBC’s results show he won 47.9% of the vote, with 46.9% going to Mrs Clinton (Jill Stein won only 1% of the votes there).
Before then, the state had gone with the Democrats for seven elections running.
A Clinton victory in Wisconsin alone would not have been enough to overturn Mr Trump’s lead – it provides only 10 votes in the crucial electoral college that gave him victory. But wins in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania would have clinched the presidency for the Democrat.
The Wisconsin State Journal quoted the state’s election commission director Michael Haas as saying that the organisation had not seen “any reason to suspect that any voting equipment has been tampered with”.
The commission was now preparing for a recount, Mr Haas told the newspaper, that added that such a move would be “unprecedented”.
There has been no official comment from Mr Trump’s camp, and while supporters of Mrs Clinton have been taking to social media with the hashtag #AuditTheVote, there has been no formal request for a recount on her side, or the party’s.
Mr Sessions, 69, and Gen Flynn, 57, have been close allies of Mr Trump since the early days of his campaign and share many of his views.
Mr Sessions opposes any path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and was an enthusiastic backer of Mr Trump’s pledge to build a wall on the border with Mexico.
In 1986, Mr Sessions was nominated by then-President Ronald Reagan for a federal judgeship, but was rejected because of allegations that he had made racist remarks. He strongly denied the claims.
Analysis by Anthony Zurcher, BBC News, Washington
The Trump administration is taking shape, and so far he is filling the top slots with men who are hardliners, close allies or both.
The president-elect has been making overtures towards portions of the party that opposed him, such as meeting with South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley on Thursday and scheduling a sit-down on Sunday with 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney – who earlier this year called him a con artist and a fraud.
Time will tell, however, whether those moves are legitimate efforts to diversify his coterie of advisers or just for show.
Jeff Sessions, the first major sitting politician to back Mr Trump, should ride the support of his Republican Senate colleagues to the attorney general spot despite the furore over alleged racist comments he made in the 1980s – ancient history at this point.
Retired Gen Michael Flynn’s controversial rhetoric is much more recent but he is being advanced for a position that does not require Senate confirmation, so he will avoid a grilling from political opponents.
He had Mr Trump’s ear during much of the campaign and now he will have it in the White House. So far, at least, the president-elect seems likely to get the team he wants.
Gen Flynn, a vocal critic of the Obama administration since he was ousted as director of the Defence Intelligence Agency in 2014, agrees with Mr Trump on renegotiating the Iran nuclear deal, strengthening ties with Russia and intensifying the fight against Islamic extremists.
He once tweeted that fear of Muslims was “rational”.
Kansas Congressman Mr Pompeo, 52, is a supporter of the conservative Tea Party movement. He originally backed Marco Rubio as the Republican candidate but supported Mr Trump after he won the nomination.
Mr Pompeo has also been a fierce critic of President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, tweeting on Thursday: “I look forward to rolling back this disastrous deal with the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism.”
Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke previously praised Mr Trump for his appointment of Stephen Bannon as chief White House adviser. But Mr Trump has poured scorn on the KKK and Mr Duke, describing him as “a bad person”.
Trump election: The people around the president-elect
As US President-elect Donald Trump makes his transition to the White House, we look at the family members and associates who are part of the team and could have key roles in decision-making during his presidency.
Vice-President elect Mike Pence
The Indiana governor, 57, is charged with leading the team deciding the key appointments in the new administration.
He is a favourite among social conservatives who boasts considerable experience in Washington.
Donald Trump made a string of promises during his long campaign to be the 45th president of the United States.
Many of them made headlines – from banning all Muslims entering the US, to building a wall along the border with Mexico.
But as he and his team prepare to take power he has shifted his stance on a number of key issues.
Prosecuting Hillary Clinton
Before: “Lock her up” was one of the main rallying cries of Mr Trump’s supporters.
They wanted to see Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in prison over the use of her private email server while secretary of state.
And Mr Trump was more than willing to back their calls for, at the very least, a fresh investigation. During the debates, he told Mrs Clinton: “If I win, I am going to instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation.”
After: The President-elect’s tone changed almost as soon as he had won, describing the woman he had said was “such a nasty woman” as someone the country owed “a debt of gratitude”. Later, he said he “hadn’t given [the prosecution] a lot of thought” and had other priorities.
Before: Another of Mr Trump’s pet hates was Obamacare – his predecessor’s attempt to extend healthcare to the estimated 15% of the country who are not covered.
It is widely hated by Republicans, who say the law imposes too many costs on business, with many describing it as a “job killer” and decrying the reforms – officially the Affordable Care Act – as an unwarranted intrusion into the affairs of private businesses and individuals.
After: Mr Trump had repeatedly promised to repeal and replace the act, but within two days of his election he softened his approach.
He said he had reconsidered repealing the entire act after meeting with Mr Obama, telling CBS he wanted to keep the “strongest assets”.
According to Mr Trump these are the ban on insurers denying coverage for pre-existing conditions and allowing young adults to be insured on their parents’ policies.
Before: His vow to build a wall along the US-Mexican border was one of the most controversial of Mr Trump’s campaign promises.
Mr Trump also insisted that the Mexico would pay for it.
After: Rudy Giuliani, one of his closest advisors, has said it will be built – even if he has to sign it through as an executive order – as Mr Trump “isn’t going to break a campaign promise”.
The scheme has been scaled back though – Mr Trump has already admitted some parts will be fenced. And one of his supporters tipped to be the next secretary of state, Newt Gingrich, told NPR the idea was just a device to get elected.
“He may not spend much time trying to get Mexico to pay for it. But it was a great campaign device,” Mr Gingrich said.
Mr Trump’s website, however, suggests he is still planning on making Mexico pay for the wall. The Mexicans, on the other hand, have made it quite clear they will not be paying.
Ban on Muslims
Before: Mr Trump initially promised to ban all Muslims entering the US, but switched to “extreme vetting” after he became the party’s presidential candidate.
In a campaign statement in December 2015, he said a “total and complete” shutdown should remain until the US authorities “can figure out” Muslim attitudes to the US.
In August 2016, he said he would enact “extreme vetting” of immigrants.
After: The immigration section of Mr Trump’s website makes no mention of this pledge.
Instead, Mr Trump has replaced the policy with one suspending visas “to any place where adequate screening cannot occur, until proven and effective vetting mechanisms can be put into place”.
Mr Giuliani said an outright ban on any Syrians entering the country would remain, however.
Deporting all illegal immigrants
Before: Mr Trump repeatedly told his supporters that every single undocumented immigrant – of which there are 11.3 million – “have to go”.
After: As polling day approached, his stance began to soften slightly.
On Sunday, he confirmed the plan had been scaled back somewhat – albeit to some two to three million deportations of people who “are criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers”.
He may still struggle to find two to three million illegal immigrants in the US. The Migration Policy Institute, a US-based think tank, has one of the higher figure for illegal immigrants with criminal records, which it puts at 890,000, including people charged with crossing the border illegally.
Where Trump has not softened
Abortion: Mr Trump has said he is pro-life, and future appointments to the Supreme Court would be as well. This could mean Roe v Wade may be revoked, making abortion harder to access.
Global warming: Mr Trump wants to cancel payments to UN climate change programs. He also wants to lift production limits on coal production and indicated he will withdraw from the Paris agreement.
Trade deals: Mr Trump vowed to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta), and withdraw from the Trans Pacific Partnership, a deal currently under negotiation with Europe.
Label China a currency manipulator: Mr Trump has vowed to do this on his first day in office.
Her first question to him asked about him calling women “fat pigs, slobs and disgusting animals”.
After that debate, Mr Trump tweeted that she had “bombed” and he later said: “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever…”
This year, she said publicly that she did not want “any sort of war” with him, and the pair had a one-on-one interview, which aired in May.
‘Egos need stroking’
In her memoir, Ms Kelly alleges that Mr Trump offered to fly her and her husband to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, or let her and her friends stay at his New York City hotel for free for the weekend. She said she did not accept his offers.
She said Mr Trump had attempted to influence journalists by praising them.
“This is smart,” she writes, “because the media is full of people whose egos need stroking.”
Publication of Ms Kelly’s memoir was originally planned for November 2015, but it was delayed. It is called Settle for More.