President Trump went on the attack against Harley-Davidson on Sunday, tweeting that it would be "great" if people who already owned their motorcycles boycotted the company.
Trump said that "many @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."
It was a turnaround from comments Trump made earlier in his presidency, when he called Harley-Davidson a "true American icon." Earlier this summer, after the Trump administration imposed steep steel and aluminum tariffs and the European Union retaliated, Harley-Davidson said it would cost an extra $2,200 to ship each motorcycle to Europe, and they planned on producing bikes headed to Europe at facilities overseas. Harley-Davidson said the company does not sell motorcycles in the U.S. that are built in other countries, and won't start now. Catherine Garcia