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Tuesday 20 August 2019

Trump warns Harley-Davidson: We won’t forget

The motorcycle maker is to shift some production overseas amid a trade dispute between the US and EU.

The firm is an iconic American brand (AP)
The firm is an iconic American brand (AP)

By Ken Thomas

US president Donald Trump has warned Harley-Davidson “we won’t forget” about its decision to shift some motorcycle production overseas.

He is also suggesting the company will lose out to competitors as a result of the move.

Mr Trump tweeted that Harley-Davidson, which already has some production in foreign markets, “should stay 100 percent in America”. He said that he had “done so much for you, and then this”.

The Milwaukee-based company said on Monday it came to its decision because of retaliatory tariffs it faces in an escalating trade dispute between the US and the European Union.

Mr Trump Tweeted: “We won’t forget, and neither will your customers or your now very HAPPY competitors!”

The president had earlier warned that any shift in production “will be the beginning of the end”.

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