Harley-Davidson to move some motorcycle production out of U.S. in big Trump-tariff fail

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    Trump's tariffs have resulted in European retaliation against (among others) Harley-Davidson, which is feeling stung by the move and it now plans to shift production overseas. Layoffs and/or US plant closures are likely.

    Silly me, I thought Making America Great Again was the opposite of bringing jobs overseas.

    The good news is that Trump will probably cave and backtrack on his tariffs in the near future, while pretending to have gotten some sort kick-ass deal with the rest of the world.
    Harley-Davidson to move some motorcycle production out of U.S. after EU tariffs
     
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    So then you shouldn't shed a tear when a BMW or Mercedes costs 20% more.

    The EU are trade abusers. To them free trade means "free money for us"
     
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    bullshit, you terminal moron.
     
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    Remember when Trump said he was going to help Harley Davidson in 2017?
    Trump Welcomes Harley-Davidson in Latest White House Session

    Well, that's backfired because of the trade war he's started.

    "Harley-Davidson said on Monday that European Union tariffs on its motorcycles had increased to 31 percent, from 6 percent. It estimated that the higher tariffs would add about $2,200 on average to every motorcycle exported from the United States to the bloc, so it said it would move the production of bikes bound for Europe outside the United States."""""

    Harley-Davidson to Move Some Production From U.S. Because of E.U. Tariffs
     
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    Everything Trump touches dies.
     
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    Harley sales in the United States have been low for some time. Motorcycles, after all, exude toxic masculinity.
     
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    Ooops. But maybe in the long run, the big picture, it will be worth it? I hear Germany "caved" on its cars? I'm no economics expert, but this is Trump's strategy.
     
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    Indian.

    That is all.
     
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    Everyone loses in a trade war.
     
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    ANd guess what, idiot? Trump has made it even WORSE for Harley Davidson.
     
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