#GlobalNews: “Trump encourages Harley-Davidson boycott if company moves production overseas: Twitter – National” #Toronto #Montreal #Calgary #Ottawa #Canada


U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday congratulating shoppers who will select to boycott Harley-Davidson ought to the corporate determine to maneuver a few of their bike manufacturing abroad.

“May @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,” the tweet learn.

This weekend, Trump welcomed members of a bunch known as “Bikers for Trump” to his New Jersey golf membership. As Trump signed autographs and posed for selfies, his followers booed reporters.

Later, when the rain had eased, Trump walked outdoors the residence, the place the bikers had gathered with their bikes on the drive. He posed for extra footage, stood for the Pledge of Allegiance and urged the bikers to rev their engines.

WATCH: Why Harley-Davidson is transferring U.S. manufacturing

“Let’s hear those engines now,” he known as out, gesturing for them to go louder because the motors roared.

According to a report from CNN, tensions between Harley-Davidson and the Trump administration have been brewing for months, beginning with Trump’s implementation of tariffs on aluminum and metal imports from a number of international locations in an effort to extend home manufacturing.

WATCH: Harley-Davidson says new tariffs will elevate worth of bikes by 1000’s of {dollars}

Canada wound up being hit laborious by this transfer, regardless of having beforehand been certainly one of a handful of nations to whom the U.S. prolonged an exemption. As a consequence, the Trudeau authorities imposed over C$16.5 billion in retaliatory tariffs on American imports.

The European Union was additionally impacted by the tariffs. EU officers responded by promising to extend tariffs on an inventory of products which are imported from the United States, together with Harley Davidson bikes. Furthermore, Harley-Davidson has stated up to now that it stands to lose over US$100 million per 12 months because of these tariffs.

Canada nonetheless anticipating intensified NAFTA talks regardless of Donald Trump saying he’s not in rush for deal

In the previous, Trump has accused Harley-Davidson of utilizing the tariffs as an “excuse” for transferring manufacturing overseas, and claimed that the corporate had deliberate to shift some operations to Thailand earlier than the tariffs had been introduced.

It’s essential to notice that whereas curiosity in bikes has been waning within the U.S., international curiosity has elevated.

Trump additionally stated final month that his authorities is working with international bike corporations that wish to transfer into the U.S.

–With information from the Associated Pres. 

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