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Trump invites other bike makers to US in Harley snub

Trump was less than best pleased with the Milwaukee manufacturer...

Trump invites other bike makers to US in Harley snub

DONALD TRUMP has revealed that his administration is considering other motorcycle companies that want to move to the U.S. following Harley-Davidson's announcement that it was moving some assembly overseas.

Harley-Davidson last week announced that it will move production of motorcycles sold in Europe to facilities outside the U.S. due to EU tariffs imposed to retaliate for tariffs Trump imposed on a selection of EU products.

Of course, this seriously pissed Mr President off, and he tweeted Tuesday that Harley-Davidson customers weren't happy either with the Milwaukee-based company's announcement. He also notes that sales were down 7 percent in 2017, but a sales drop last year cannot be attributed to Harley-Davidson's announcement last week.

According to a report by Business Insider, the President is now looking to foster foreign manufacturers in the US, however he didn't name which. The White House had no immediate comment, either. 

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Donald Trump's own line of clothing, which bears his name, is made in Mexico, China, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Vietnam, Honduras, and India -- not because of tariffs, but just because he wants to maximize profits.

Harley Davidson's responsibility is to its shareholders and customers, not to Trump and his toxic, ill-conceived policies. What did Trump think would happen if his trade war made manufacturing in the U.S. too costly? Did he think that U.S. companies would just sh*t money to pay the tariffs levied against their U.S. made products that they sold overseas?

John Deer tractors are looking to purchase Harley.

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Harley's decision to move production abroad in the months and years before the protectionist EU slapped even more tariffs on Harley cannot be attributed to the God Emperor taking action to save the US steel industry. But that didn't stop Harley making such a farcical claim to hide their cynical economic betrayal of Murca and Murcan workers.

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