Trump thinks Harley jumped the gun in response to EU tariffs which harmed his negotiating position
Trump feels personally betrayed by Harley’s decision to avoid tariffsThe whole purpose of Trump's tariffs is to force other countries to reduce their's in return for him dropping US tariffs. Harley Davidson's move undercut his leverage. The end goal of Trump's policies is true free trade on a level playing field.
President Trump’s aggrieved tweets about Harley-Davidson’s plan to move some production offshore showed how he is grappling with the effect of policies he expected to produce a more favorable outcome, trade experts said.