Trump endorses call for Harley-Davidson boycott
US President Donald Trump endorsed calls today for a boycott of tariff-hit Harley-Davidson over its plans to move production of its iconic American motorcycles out of the country.
"Most other companies are coming in our direction, including Harley competitors. A really bad move!" Trump has taken it personally since Wisconsin-based manufacturer -- once a presidential favourite -- announced on Monday it is moving some production out of the US.
An array of US companies have complained they are being hurt by the administration's tariff policies.
But Trump has treated the issue as a loyalty test.
"I've done so much for you, and then this," Trump tweeted earlier this week. "Other companies are coming back where they belong! We won't forget, and neither will your customers or your now very HAPPY competitors!" Last year, Harley-Davidson announced it would build a plant in Thailand after Trump pulled out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, which would have abolished tariffs on their motorcycles across 40 percent of the world's economy.
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