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Trump Ignorantly Threatens Harley-Davidson

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Iconic motorcycle producer Harley-Davidson announced yesterday that it would move production to the European Union (EU) to avoid the EU's retaliatory tariffs that were imposed in response to Trump's tariffs on metals.

In an official statement, the company said exporting bikes to the EU would cost them at least $2,000 per unit and shifting production overseas would allow them to continue selling bikes in Europe at normal prices.

Naturally, Trump lashed out at Harley-Davison today, once against demonstrating that he is a fucking idiot.

“A Harley-Davidson should never be built in another country-never! Their employees and customers are already very angry at them. If they move, watch, it will be the beginning of the end - they surrendered, they quit! The Aura will be gone and they will be taxed like never before!” Trump said.

Harley must know that they won’t be able to sell back into U.S. without paying a big tax!

Harley is not planning to export bikes manufactured in Europe back into the Unites States. They're going to manufactures bikes in Europe and sell them in Europe rather than export them from here.

This really isn't hard to understand. I mean, unless you're a 72-year-old syphilitic nutcase who has never made a real business "deal" in his life.

  • muselet

    Of course Harley-Davidson is offshoring production. Donald Trump’s idiotic trade wars are forcing it to do so.

    First, H-D announced it would be building a plant in Thailand to supply Asia. Now H-D has announced it will produce bikes for Euripe in a European plant.

    That H-D would do this is as predictable as the sunrise. That Trump would shriek and lie in response is likewise predictable.

    This is not normal. None of this is normal.

    –alopecia

  • Badgerite

    trump is confusing powers of the omnipotent with powers of the executive. Harley-Davidson made a sound business decision that they were forced into by trump’s tariffs. As other countries will make other arrangements with other countries to purchase soy beans, cranberries, and any number of products that will leave the US farmers scrambling to find markets.
    Christ, even a kid with a lemonade stand knows that if you spit on your customers they will just buy their lemonade somewhere else. #MAGA? How’s that working out for ya. Seems trump is more concerned about Chinese jobs than America jobs. I’m shocked. Who could have predicted?

  • Draxiar

    Did trump really think that HD would eat the cost of tarrifs at their own expense? The annoying orange better get used to this sort of exodus. He decided the US would be an isolationist country- businesses didn’t. He will be forced to own the responsibility of this trade war (at least he better be!) and unfortunately so the rest of us will have to endure it…hopefully not for long.