President Trump: Planned Boycott By Harley-Davidson Owners Is “Great!”

By Tyler Durden

President Trump on Sunday morning tweeted that a planned boycott by some Harley-Davidson motorcycle owners is “Great!”

“Many @harleydavidson owners plan to boycott the company if manufacturing moves overseas,” he said.

“Great!” he added.

“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.”

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.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 12, 2018

In other words, President Trump is now calling for the boycott of an iconic American company, suggesting that citizens should support “Harley competitors.”

At a recent rally in South Dakota, numerous Harley-Davidson owners told The New York Times that they will abandon the century-old Wisconsin company if it shifts manufacturing facilities overseas.

The company’s decision, announced in late June, said it would shift some US production plants overseas to avoid tariffs spurred by President Trump’s trade war. Harley was one of the first US manufacturers to scale down domestic production in response to the increased taxes, which were …read more

Source:: Zero Hedge

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