Mendoza School of Business

Attacking Harley Davidson not the solution for making America great

Published: July 2, 2018 / Author: The Hill

Business ethics professor Joseph Holt wrote a commentary piece for The Hill about President Trump’s recent criticism of Harley Davidson. Read the full opinion piece here. 

The president is clearly peeved that Harley Davidson said it is moving jobs overseas due to EU tariffs, and that the EU tariffs were a response to the tariffs that Trump first imposed on EU aluminum and steel. The optics are not good for Trump, who was elected as a successful businessman who would know how to run our national economy like a well-oiled machine. The economy had been doing just that, but news reports stated the “trade war appears to have halted the Trump rally,” and that things might get even worse if other companies follow Harley Davidson’s lead.