President Trump said a planned boycott of iconic American motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson for wanting to move some of its operations outside the United States would be “great.”
“Many @harleydavidson owners plan to boycott the company if manufacturing moves overseas. Great!,” Trump wrote on Twitter Sunday. “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.”
Trump sent the tweet from his golf resort in Bedminster, N.J., where he hosted members of “Bikers for Trump” on Saturday afternoon.
Harley-Davidson executives said in June that they were planning to shift production of motorcycles being sold in European markets to overseas factories.
They said it was in response to retaliatory tariffs the European Union slapped on imported hogs after Trump imposed levies on steel and aluminum imports from Europe.
Harley-Davidson said the EU’s tariffs would increase the cost of one of its bikes by $2,200.