Trump says Harley-Davidson 'will be taxed like never before'

The president lashed out after the motorcycle company said it would move some production overseas.
2:27 | 06/26/18

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Iconic American brand Harley-Davidson. We reported last night here president trump lashing out after Harley-Davidson said it was moving some production overseas. Because of the terrorists they say already having an impact on them. Well tonight the president going even further saying Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Should never be filled in another country. At ease now threatening them with new taxes. Here's ABC's Jonathan Coulton. President trump not long ago. Hailed Harley-Davidson. As the ultimate American company. He promised to do great things for them. We want to make it easier for businesses to create more jobs. More factories in the United States and you're a great example of a. And now one year and a half later the company is getting hit hard by the president's trade war. And says new tariffs are forcing them to manufacture more bikes overseas and now from the president of threat. A Harley-Davidson should never be built in another country never the president tweeted. If they move watched it will be the beginning of the end they surrendered. They quit the borrow will be gone and they'll be taxed like never before. All Harley sold in the US are assembled here the company has plants all over the world word builds parts and motorcycles to sell and other countries when the president slapped hefty tariffs on the European Union. They retaliated with a huge tax site on a Harley sold in Europe. Raising the cost of a bite by about 4200 dollars the company calls its decision to make more bikes abroad it's only sustainable option or. Early Davidson's using that as an excuse. And I don't like that and I think the people that my darlings are not happy with the Harley-Davidson. And I wouldn't be either. And John president trump now vowing to Harley-Davidson will pay for their decision but I knew you were reported on Capitol Hill thanks some top Republicans warn it's the president's tariffs. But it created the problem. We'll trade is one area where Republicans have been willing to tell the president that they think he is just flat wrong. Just look at what Republican senator Ben sass said in a statement. The problem is it that Harley is unpatriotic he said it's that terrorists are stupid and he warns David. Did the president's trade policies could mean more job losses in America had. Jon Karl would this again tonight thank you John.

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