Trump encourages boycott against Harley-Davidson

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Re: Trump encourages boycott against Harley-Davidson

Post by nolaxride » Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:33 am

barrysoetoro wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:24 pm
Nothing intelligent here. Just the "if you love Trump then you love Russia and hate America and you WANT HD to go out of business".
Why would someone who claims to love America denigrate an American manufacturing icon?
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Re: Trump encourages boycott against Harley-Davidson

Post by nolaxride » Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:07 pm

lust4beer wrote:
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By Jackie Wattles

(CNN)President Donald Trump said it's "great" that consumers might boycott Harley-Davidson if it moves some motorcycle production overseas.

The President tweeted about the potential boycott on Sunday

"Many @harleydavidson owners plan to boycott the company if manufacturing moves overseas. Great!" Trump wrote. "Most other companies are coming in our direction, including Harley competitors. A really bad move! U.S. will soon have a level playing field, or better."

Harley-Davidson did not respond to request for comment on Sunday.

Trump's remark came after the President hosted "Bikers for Trump" supporters at his golf club in Bedminister, New Jersey, over the weekend.

Tensions between the administration and Harley-Davidson have brewed for months.

It started when Trump imposed hefty tariffs on steel and aluminum imports earlier this year in an effort to bolster domestic manufacturing. The European Union responded by pledging to raise tariffs on a list of goods that are imported from the United States, including Harley motorcycles.

American demand for motorcycles has waned while foreign interest has grown. So, that wasn't good news for the Wisconsin-based bike manufacturer.
Harley said it stands to lose as much as $100 million a year, and the company pledged to shift some of its production abroad so that it could avoid the added tariffs on motorcycles sold in the EU.
How many times did comrade Trump go bankrupt again?
How many billions did he cost the taxpayer?
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