‘Bikers For Trump’ Founder Gets Schooled After CNN Host Reminds Him His Merch Is Made In Haiti
Bikers for Trump founder Chris Cox appeared on CNN on Monday to talk about his group’s recent decision to boycott Harley-Davidson for moving their production overseas due to Donald Trump’s tariffs on aluminum and steel.
CNN’s Poppy Harlow questioned the Trump supporter over his group’s decision to boycott the motorcycling company.
“If we had our way, we would help Harley-Davidson reinvent that company and get it back to its American roots to remember the veterans, the blue-collar and people that kept them afloat all these years,” Cox said. “Many times they were in turmoil and we stuck with them. Now we need them and all other companies to stick with America.”
Harlow then reminded Cox that the reason the company was moving part of its operations to Europe was because of Trump’s decision to impose tariffs that could cost the company up to $100 million.
“Getting to the substance, this is a regulatory filing where Harley-Davidson talks about the fact that its business would not be sustainable,” Harlow noted. “It says it’s the only sustainable option to move this production, which is what a lot of automakers do — they make cars in Europe they sell in Europe. They make cars in Asia that they sell in Asia. This is not the first company to do that.”
“Case in point, you sell these Trump T-shirts. Did you bring one with you?” Harlow asked, reminding Cox that his merchandise is made in Haiti due to it being too expensive to manufacture in the U.S.
“No. Your producer asked me to send one. I was happy to,” Cox admitted. “I think you’re getting your information from The New York Times. They forgot to mention our staple is our patch. This is made in Virginia Beach, Virginia. For us to sell T-shirts that are made in America really just is not very affordable for the bikers.”
“Isn’t that doing exactly what Harley is doing?” Harlow asked.
“Like Harley-Davidson, Bikers for Trump was born in America,” Cox opined. “We don’t survive on the blood, sweat and spit of the American blue-collar and the veterans who kept them afloat for so long.”
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