Harley Davidson Trade War Surrender Monkey

trade war surrender monkey

President Trump thinks Harley-Davidson is a traitorous Trade War surrender monkey. It wasn’t always that way. That is until the E.U. slapped a 31% tariff on the company in response toTrump’s 25% tariffs on E.U. steel and aluminum.

Trump had considered Harley to be part of his base. But he left the motor cycle maker in a tough spot. His tariffs coupled the E.U. hit could add $2,200 to the price of each bike.

Harley’s customer base consists of American Baby Boomers. And they’re getting too old and fat to ride the Hogs. So the company looked abroad, building plants in Brazil, India and Thailand. And it plans a new plant in the E.U. which would dodge the tariff.

Trade War Surrender Monkey

That didn’t sit well with Trump. He tweeted that Harley raised the “white flag” and he threatened to tax them like “never before.”

Whatever that means.

2 Responses to Harley Davidson Trade War Surrender Monkey

  1. scruffyleon says:

    Perhaps our President understands better than HD what it means to have “Made in USA” stamped on your product.
    A HD stamped with “Made in India” or “Made in Greece” just doesn’t mean the same. How about “Made in China”?

    • Marie Wilkinson says:

      Yeah, like India, Greece and China have the same set of standards American manufacturers do. Let’s see how this works out for HD. Further……it’s well past time that the EU et al woke up to the fact that, as a country, they’ve got to stop taking advantage of our good will.
      President Trump is the one president who will address these issues and regain the respect America is due!

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