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Harley dealers respond to Trump's support of boycotting company's motorcycles

Harley-Davidson motorcycles at the Tokyo Motorcycle Show in Tokyo Harley-Davidson motorcycles at the Tokyo Motorcycle Show in Tokyo
Deanna Wagner | 15 August, 2018, 11:04

Scott Walker is reacting to President Donald Trump's call for a boycott of Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson by saying he wants the company to prosper in the state.

"So long as the base of ridership declines (in the United States), it will be an uphill battle for (Harley-Davidson), Bernstein analyst David Beckel said in August of previous year, according to Reuters".

"Most other companies are coming in our direction, including Harley competitors", he tweeted on Sunday.

The company announced earlier this year that it would produce motorcycles bound for European countries in overseas factories. A really bad move!

The president's remark came after he hosted the "Bikers for Trump" event at his golf club in Bedminister, New Jersey over the weekend. "U.S. will soon have a level playing field, or better".

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Trump has since repeatedly called the company out, threatening that such a move would be the "beginning of the end".

When most customers of Tarentum's Gatto Harley-Davidson learn that, they tend to drop their concerns over Harley-Davidson's Europe decision, said George Gatto, the company's president. He said "we should boycott Fake News CNN" on Twitter past year, and he reposted a message calling for a boycott of the NFL for failing to take more severe action against players who kneel during the national anthem.

Tensions between the administration and Harley-Davidson have brewed for months.

Harley-Davidson announced plans to move some production of motorcycles after the European Union imposed tariffs on imported USA bikes in retaliation to President Trump's tariffs on European steel and aluminum earlier in June.

Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin wrote on Twitter that Wisconsin businesses "need better trade deals, not tweets and trade wars", signing her message with her initials to indicate her personal authorship.