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I don't understand why the Donald seems surprised that Harley Davidson are moving production to Europe.
A) His tariffs on steel and aluminium means that production in the USA becomes more expensive.
B) Since the EU response to the steel tariffs has been (among other things) a 25% tariff on motor cycles, this makes a Harley even more expensive in Europe, which is their second most important market.
Unless they do anything, their bikes will become between USD 2000 and 3000 more expensive in Europe, which almost certainly means lost market share. One option is to swallow the cost, and lower the price by USD 2000 to offset the tariff, but that will lower (if not eliminate) their profit margine. A smarter solution is to move production to Europa, as that means they escape both the higher cost for steel and aluminium and the tariffs for imports to the EU.
It's the sound business decision.
If Trump has even the most a basic understanding of business, as he claims to have, this ought to be self evident to him.
So why does he feign surprise?
Whatever you do, always give 100 %!
Except when donating blood.
Supposedly Trump also said that he would tax HD more if they did something like this. Again, like he has shown in the past, he has no idea that you cannot tax a single company differently than another company. Is there any wonder that he went bankrupt?
Like hounds, people have to be blooded. They have to be given the taste for savagery. Fascism does this by building up the sense of threat from a despised out-group. This allows the members of that group to be dehumanised. Once that has been achieved, you can gradually up the ante, working through the stages from breaking windows to extermination.
It is this next step that is being test-marketed now. It is being done in Italy by the far-right leader and minister for the interior Matteo Salvini. How would it go down if we turn away boatloads of refugees? Let’s do a screening of the rough-cut of registering all the Roma and see what buttons the audience will press. And it has been trialled by Trump: let’s see how my fans feel about crying babies in cages. I wonder how it will go down with Rupert Murdoch.
Stanley Park Teahouse manager fired after refusing to serve Trump supporter
The manager of a popular Vancouver teahouse has been fired after refusing service to a Trump supporter.
A man wearing a Make America Great Again hat was refused service at the Teahouse in Stanley Park by the restaurant manager, according to the restaurant's management company.
The Sequoia Company says it opted to fire the restaurant manager for not abiding by its "philosophy of tolerance."
"Sequoia does not support intolerance of any kind, and it is because of these principles that we cannot discriminate against someone based on their support for the current administration in the United States or any other bona fide political party," Sequoia said in an official statement.