An excerpt from the Politico tipsheet:
"TRUMP’S AMERICA -- @realDonaldTrump: “I am working hard,
even on Thanksgiving, trying to get Carrier A.C. Company to stay in the
U.S. (Indiana). MAKING PROGRESS - Will know soon!” … @Carrier:
“Carrier has had discussions with the incoming administration and we
look forward to working together. Nothing to announce at this time.” … @justinamash (Republican
Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan, one of the staunchest libertarians in
Congress): “Not the president(-elect)’s job. We live in a constitutional
republic, not an autocracy. Business-specific meddling shouldn’t be
I remember JFK and LBJ, both believed in jawboning. JFK had a famous blowup with a steelmaker, ending with something like: My father told me businessmen were all SOB's but I didn't believe him until now. LBJ of course gave the Johnson treatment to everyone, not just business.
The difference is Trump is jawboning/dealmaking? presumably to help Carrier, where JFK and LBJ were usually IIRC working to keep down inflation and settle strikes.