ABC News(NEW YORK) — President-elect Donald Trump kicks off his long-awaited “Thank You” tour Thursday night, his first public event since his historic presidential victory last month.
First, Trump leaves New York City for an event at the Carrier manufacturing plant in Indianapolis alongside Vice President-elect Mike Pence.
Both will announce their agreement reached with Carrier executives to keep 1,000 jobs in the U.S., which the company said is due in part to Trump’s and Pence’s personal lobbying as well as state tax incentives. Both Trump’s transition team and the company have refused to publicly disclose the full details of the deal, while the president-elect’s close aides have openly touted it as just the start of what Americans can expect from a Trump presidency.
After Indianapolis, Trump then heads to Cincinnati, Ohio, where his tour kicks off at 7 p.m. ET.
The rally will be Trump’s first since his victory speech on Nov. 9. It is being held at U.S. Bank Arena, the site of one of Trump’s largest rallies during the campaign.
Trump’s often boisterous behavior during rallies defined a large part of his campaign, though it’s unclear whether he will use the same approach with his tour. In recent interviews, Trump has signaled some awareness of real divisions in the country following his surprise victory, though his Twitter feed has also revealed his frustration with both the recount effort in three states pushed by Green Party candidate Jill Stein and Hillary Clinton’s wide lead in the popular vote.
As he continues working with aides on the massive transition effort, Trump plans to visit states that he won and some where he didn’t prevail, according to a Trump official.
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