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

Trump revs up attacks on Harley-Davidson over production move

Trump revs up attacks on Harley-Davidson over production move

Standard & Poor's has placed motorcycle maker Harley Davidson's debt on credit watch due to cost increases from a US trade dispute with the European Union.

President Donald Trump has spent two days pummeling Harley-Davidson over its decision to move some production overseas, threatening to tax the motorcycle company and warning it would lose its American allure.

At the event, Trump heaped praise on the company for manufacturing its motorcycles in the United States and being an iconic American brand. Trump said in one of several tweets Tuesday morning about Harley-Davidson.

But Trump says the tariffs are just an excuse and that the company had existing plans to move.

Trump says on Twitter, "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" for the company.

Since announcing this week that it would relocate some of its production to mitigate the impact of retaliatory European tariffs, Harley-Davidson's chief executive has been the subject of an online smear campaign. Companies are now coming back to America. "Harley must know that they won't be able to sell back into USA without paying a big tax!"

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"Trump added. ".A Harley-Davidson should never be built in another country-never!

Harley-Davidson announced in January it would close its Kansas City, Missouri assembly plant and consolidate jobs in York, Pennsylvania.

Harley-Davidson said Monday it was moving production of motorcycles sold in Europe from US factories to facilities overseas because of retaliatory tariffs it faces in an escalating trade dispute between involving Trump's administration and the European Union.

The company already produces some parts and bikes overseas, including in India and Thailand, where they would otherwise face high tariffs.

The relationship between Trump and Harley-Davidson has gone from a love affair to a bad breakup in a matter of months.

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

Trump criticized Harley-Davidson on Twitter, saying the overseas move upset employees and customers, and would be bad for the company's long-term prospects.

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