June 25, 2018 / 9:50 PM / 22 days ago

Trump slams Harley-Davidson plan to move some U.S. production overseas

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday criticized Harley-Davidson Inc after the company said it would move U.S. production of motorcycles for European Union customers overseas to avoid retaliatory tariffs.

U.S. President Donald Trump in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 25, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

“Surprised that Harley-Davidson, of all companies, would be the first to wave the White Flag. I fought hard for them and ultimately they will not pay tariffs selling into the E.U.,” Trump said in a post on Twitter.

“Taxes just a Harley excuse - be patient!” he added

Reporting by Tim Ahmann; Writing by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by Meredith Mazzilli

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