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WATCH: Carrier union president Chuck Jones discusses Trump tweets

Posted at 12:17 PM, Dec 09, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS -- Carrier's union president, Chuck Jones, started the speech off with a joke. 

With all the edginess between the Carrier jobs, President-elect Donald Trump's tweets and his response to the tweets, it would be fair for him to be a little tense.

But he lightened the mood a little by opening Friday's press conference by saying, "I wanted to tell you that I was not offered the job as Secretary of Labor," he said. "That's off the table."

Jones, and a few others, still hit the key points during the press conference: the Trump tweets, keeping Carrier jobs in the United States and the work still ahead with the Rexnord jobs.

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Watch the press conference in the video player above.

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