Donald Trump has been practicing being a real dictator recently. He knows that with a few tweeted words, he can draw ire against a member of Congress and seriously wound any business. POTUS has weaponized tweets with all the power of this great country behind them, and that should be illegal. This was his latest attack.
After the president imposed his ill-considered and plainly absurd tariffs on our allies, companies looked at their bottom lines and jumped off of this great ship called the United States. As a result, Trump’s love affair with the iconic motorcycle manufacturer, Harley-Davidson, went sour fast. He tweeted:
‘Now that Harley-Davidson is moving part of its operation out of the U.S., my Administration is working with other Motor Cycle companies who want to move into the U.S. Harley customers are not happy with their move – sales are down 7% in 2017. The U.S. is where the Action is!’
The “Harley customers” were so angry with the manufacturer for leaving the country and disappearing 800 good jobs in its Kansas City plant, that they quit buying their products…over a year ago:
‘Harley customers’ anger is so intense it has warped the fabric of space time (sic), causing sales to fall a year before the announcement was made.’
Yes, the twitter-in-chief’s tariffs have hit American countries hard, especially in the agriculture and manufacturing sector. Harley-Davidson, though, was doing what hundreds of companies in this global economy have done. They made profit their god, and threw the whole middle class under the bus.
Twitter world went crazy. Check out some more of our favorite tweets below:
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