Trump warns Harley-Davidson: 'We won't forget'

Trump warns Harley-Davidson: 'We won't forget'

Trump warns Harley-Davidson: 'We won't forget'

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said those pushing tariffs have to be mindful of the outcome of escalating taxes as President Trump threatened that Harley-Davidson would be "taxed like never before" for moving some operations overseas.

"Harley-Davidson should stay 100% in America, with the people that got you your success", Trump tweeted.

Then it appeared as if Harley-Davidson's chief executive was punching back with a quote disparaging Trump. But Trump says that's an excuse and threatened the company with a "big tax" if they move their plant. On Wednesday, Trump again took to Twitter to urge the company not to move any of its operations overseas and warning "we won't forget" the decision.

"Early this year Harley-Davidson said they would move much of their plant operations in Kansas City to Thailand".

Harley-Davidson did not immediately respond to request for comment, but said the move overseas was to avoid European Union tariffs, not to sell in the United States market.

Mr Trump on the same day dismissed any notion that his policies were responsible for Harley-Davidson's move. The E.U., Mexico and Canada were initially excluded from the tariffs when Trump announced them in March, but that expired on June 1. He added: "The Aura will be gone and they will be taxed like never before!" "Hence, they were just using Tariffs/Trade War as an excuse", Trump said.

"A Harley-Davidson should never be built in another country-never!" he said earlier on Twitter.

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In January, Harley-Davidson said it would close a plant in Kansas City, Missouri, due to a sharp drop in U.S. demand for its motorcycles, but said it would consolidate work done there into its plant in Pennsylvania.

Trump says he's getting other countries to reduce and eliminate tariffs and trade barriers, and open up closed markets.

Harley-Davidson executives met with Trump at the White House previous year after Trump cancelled a visit to the company's headquarters in Milwaukee because protests had been planned.

Those tariffs came as a result of Trump's decision to impose steep duties on steel and aluminum imports Europe and elsewhere last month.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, whose district is home to some of Harley-Davidson's facilities, also pointed to the company as an American firm that would be a victor from tax reform.

Harley already has assembly plants in India and Brazil.

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