On Sunday, President Donald J. Trump issued a warning to iconic American motorcycle company Harley-Davidson. Harley-Davidson said in June that it will be moving some of its production outside the U.S. in order to avoid tariffs placed on the U.S. by the EU.

“To address the substantial cost of this tariff burden long-term, Harley-Davidson will be implementing a plan to shift production of motorcycles for EU destinations from the U.S. to its international facilities to avoid the tariff burden,” Harley-Davidson said in an official announcement.

Trump expressed his displeasure with the company after the announcement was made, and has issued other warnings, in one tweet saying a “Harley-Davidson should never be built in another country” and that “their employees and customers are already very angry at them.”

On Sunday, he had a similar warning. Trump tweeted: Many @harleydavidson owners plan to boycott the company if manufacturing moves overseas. Great! 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.


  1. A friend of mine who owns a large Harley-Davidson store says, “HD is NOT moving manufacturing to Europe, that HD’s main website was hacking in order to make fake news”. They are pro-Trump all the way.

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