Trump to Harley-Davidson: We’re Working with Motorcycle Companies That Want to Move to US

(From Politico)

President Donald Trump on Tuesday continued his criticisms of Harley-Davidson, saying his administration is working with motorcycle companies who want to work in the United States.

“Now that Harley-Davidson is moving part of its operation out of the U.S., my Administration is working with other Motor Cycle companies who want to move into the U.S. Harley customers are not happy with their move – sales are down 7% in 2017. The U.S. is where the Action is!” the president posted to Twitter.

Harley-Davidson and Trump have been at odds since last week after the company announced it would move some production overseas to avoid tariffs imposed by the European Union. Those tariffs are a response to the Trump administration’s tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. . . .

The president has warned Wisconsin-based Harley-Davidson that the company will suffer losses if it moves production abroad and that his supporters are unhappy with the company’s plans.

As for [the] company’s losses, Harley-Davidson has reported a four-year decline in motorcycle retail sales in the United States ever since 2014.

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