Trump just ramped up his attack on Harley Davidson in hysterical morning tweet

- 10.12

Ramping up his own attack, Trump took to Twitter this morning and continued his digital assault on the Harley-Davidson motorcycle company, which made headlines around the country when it announced it would be moving a significant portion of its vehicle production to Europe in response to the huge tariffs that European Union imposed on it in response to President Trump’s recently declared trade war.

Despite his allusion to having “done so much for” the company – likely referring to a February 2017 meeting at which he invited company officials to the White House – the tweet is a tacit acknowledgment that his failed strongman policies regarding tariffs are coming back to bite him.

This morning’s tweet comes on the heels of yesterday’s similar tirade, in which the president fired off a vague threat that this would be the “beginning of the end” for the company and followed it up with the threat of retaliatory taxes if they didn’t submit to his will and shoulder even more losses than the $100 million a year the tariffs are expected to slice from the company’s bottom line.

For all the Republican Party claims to worship the “free market,” the Republican President sure is going out of his way to bully and badger the market into submitting to his ignorant will.

One watches and waits with a macabre curiosity to see what will happen when the would-be tyrant learns that you cannot simply dictate the terms you want and then throw lawyers and tweets at them until the other party concedes.

Multinational corporations and our European allies are not scheming New York City real estate mafiosi or a disgruntled mistress to be pressured into complacency. These actions have very real effects that will impact thousands of people, and the corporate bigwigs he’s dealing with is just as unused to being dictated to as Trump is and will not take these threats lightly.

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