Trump says Harley-Davidson's planned overseas move will be its 'end'

Harley-Davidson to take big hit from EU tariffs

American President Donald Trump had frequently embraced the firm as an emblematic United States industrial company, but Harley-Davidson's decision to move some work overseas to avoid retaliatory European Union duties left him disappointed. "If they move, watch, it will be the beginning of the end - they surrendered, they quit!", the president wrote on his account.

The president also tweeted on Tuesday morning: "A Harley-Davidson should never be built in another country-never!"

Economists said Harley's decision to shift production outside of the U.S. is a predictable result of Trump's increased trade restrictions and, likely a sign of things to come.

The EU last week began slapping tariffs on American imports like bourbon, peanut butter and orange juice.

Republican Sen. Ben Sasse, a vocal critic of the president's previous tariffs announcements, jumped to Harley's defense after its announcement Monday. The European Union's decision to place tariffs on various US products was in retaliation to the Trump administration's move to impose tariffs on all European steel and aluminum imports to the U.S.

The impact on USA workers because of Harley-Davidson's decision was not immediately clear. "They must play fair or they will pay tariffs!" "Harley must know that they won't be able to sell back into USA without paying a big tax!", he said.

The company said in a government filing Monday that it may locate some production outside the U.S.in response to European retaliation for the president's tariffs on imported metals.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders defended Trump's trade policies Monday during a press briefing.

The only way left for Harley-Davidson to avoid the tariff burden was to shift some of its production to Europe.

Shifting the production overseas could take up to 18 months, the motorcycle maker said. This development comes amid concerns from Trump critics that the country is getting closer to an worldwide trade war on multiple fronts.

"Harley-Davidson's announcement today is the latest slap in the face to the loyal, highly-skilled workforce that made Harley an iconic American brand", Robert Martinez Jr., president of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, said in a statement. "Hence, they were just using Tariffs/Trade War as an excuse", Trump tweeted.

"That means we have to make America the best country on Earth to do business, and that's what we're in the process of doing".

Lovely said Harley and other companies face retaliatory tariffs in Europe and elsewhere if they try to export products.

The intensity of these attacks, which he typically only uses when referring to political opponents, came in a series of Twitter posts.

Brussels imposed tariffs on a range of US-made products, including cosmetics, whiskey and cranberry juice, after Mr Trump imposed extra taxes on European Union steel and aluminum. We are opening up closed markets and expanding our footprint. "They're tax increases on Americans, they don't work, and apparently we're going to see more of this".

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