Bikers To Boycott Harley-Davidson Because Trump

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As a result of tariffs imposed by President Trump, Harley-Davidson made the decision to transfer a portion of its production overseas.

In an interview with President Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, on Sunday, CNN's Jake Tapper sought to get to the bottom of what President Trump did or did not say to fired FBI Director James Comey about the investigation of former National Security Adviser Gen. Michael Flynn. A really bad move!

Like many of Harley's most loyal customers, Mr. Rathbun was enraged by the company's announcement this summer that, because of the Trump administration's trade fight, it would begin manufacturing the bikes it sells in Europe outside the United States. US will soon have a level playing field, or better'.

That followed Trump's meeting on Saturday with about 180 bikers who are part of a "Bikers for Trump" fan group at his golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey. Great! Most other companies are coming in our direction, including Harley competitors.

The Wisconsin-based motorcycle manufacturer announced a plan earlier this year to move production of motorcycles for the European Union from the United States to its overseas facilities to avoid the tariffs imposed by the trading bloc in retaliation for Trump's duties on steel and aluminium imports.

In response, Mr Trump has criticised Harley-Davidson, calling for higher, targeted taxes and threatening to lure foreign producers to the United States to increase competition.

Harley-Davidson said that it would manufacture its motorcycles meant for the global market in overseas factories, saying tariffs on its motorcycles rose from 6 percent to 31 percent as a result of the trade dispute.

According to Fortune, Harley-Davidson CEO Matt Levatich described the president's recent attacks on the company as "unfortunate attention", stressing that Harley-Davidson will remain "apolitical".

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