While the bombshells from Omarosa Manigault Newman’s new book continue to circulate among the press and on social media, another big White House story is flying under the radar: Trump’s public call for a boycott on a U.S. company.
Trump’s attack on Harley-Davidson emerges from a months long war of words between the flailing president and the iconic motorcycle company. The firm announced that it may move its manufacturing overseas as a result of Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. The EU retaliated to Trump’s ill-begotten tariff war by targeting a number of U.S. goods with onerous tariffs, including Harley-Davidson motorcycles.
“Many @harleydavidson owners plan to boycott the company if manufacturing moves overseas. Great!” Trump recently proclaimed in a tweet.
Meanwhile, rank-and-file Republicans have remained silent while their president publicly bashes U.S. businesses. Once again, the GOP abandons its supposed principles to support Trump’s scattershot, destructive, and nonsensical agenda.