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Trump says he saved American jobs, but he hasn't shown how he can turn the victory into policy

A Carrier Corp. plant in Indianapolis. (Darron Cummings / Associated Press)
A Carrier Corp. plant in Indianapolis. (Darron Cummings / Associated Press)

President-elect Donald Trump’s newly announced agreement to save more than 1,000 jobs in Indiana gave him the kind of trophy he covets: a tangible victory that matches his campaign promise to serve as deal maker in chief.

But its long-term value will depend on what Trump gave up to keep those factory jobs from going to Mexico and whether he is able to craft a successful fiscal policy that has a broader impact on the economy.

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