Trump warns Harley-Davidson: 'We won't forget'

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Trump, who will hold events in Wisconsin on Thursday, threatened Harley-Davidson earlier in the week, writing that any shift in production "will be the beginning of the end".

Trump has dismissed the notion that his tariffs are to blame for Harley-Davidson's decision and has accused the company of using the duties as a false pretense for moving production out of the U.S.

"Live to ride, ride to live, Harley Davidson's", is engraved on this air cleaner cover. So here is the string of tweets from the Commander-in-Chief: .When I had Harley-Davidson officials over to the White House, I chided them about tariffs in other countries, like India, being too high. The Aura will be gone and they will be taxed like never before! Trump himself once said, "Harley-Davidson is a true American icon, one of the greats".

The quote, which disparaged Trump's understanding of trade and economics, was being spread by some accounts with very few followers, but quickly went viral.

Trump first responded angrily to the Harley announcement on Monday, saying he has supported the 115-year-old manufacturer and was surprised by its plans, which he described as waving the "White Flag".

"Our decision to move some of our operations is 100% based on President Trumps tariffs".

Harley's announcement of the Thailand plant came months after Trump pulled the United States out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would have lowered import tariffs on the company's bikes in some of the fastest-growing motorcycle markets in Asia. Trump says that he's "done so much for you, and then this".

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Either way, moving some production overseas looks like it may be in Harley-Davidson's best interest.

Harley-Davidson, as we know, now builds bikes in Australia, Brazil, India, and Thailand.

Harley-Davidson announced the closing of a factory in Missouri in January, but the reason for that was slumping domestic sales numbers. "Trump added. ".A Harley-Davidson should never be built in another country-never! "Their employees and customers are already very angry at them", Trump said on Twitter, without providing any evidence.

S&P says it will resolve the credit watch after Harley's second-quarter earnings.

He said the company has been working with Twitter to see if the tweets could be removed and to figure out where they originated.

The rift is particularly notable because Harley-Davidson has traditionally, had strong support within the GOP.