President Donald Trump on Tuesday took his latest swipe at Twitter for what he says is unfair treatment, as he vowed to “reciprocate” against the European Union within the wake of Harley-Davidson’s report of a profit drop in the first quarter.
‘MORE AND FAIRER’ SOCIAL-MEDIA COMPANIES
Trump used Twitter, on which he has nearly sixty million followers, to attack the corporate and say “they don’t treat me well as a Republican.”
The press director of public policy for the U.S. told Congress that silencing any political perspective is “antithetical to our commitment to free expression.” Still, Trump urged lawmakers to be involved in overseeing the corporate and aforesaid, “Must be more, and fairer, companies to get out the WORD!”
Twitter’s stock soared Tuesday when the corporate reported first-quarter results. Twitter topped expectations for user growth by a wide margin.
After Harley-Dave reported a nearly twenty seven drop in first-quarter profit, Trump cited comments made on Fox Business Network about EU tariffs forcing the motorcycle maker to move U.S. jobs overseas.
“So unfair to U.S. we’ll reciprocate!” Trump wrote in a tweet. It was a change of tune from Trump on the iconic American brand, against which he’d called for a boycott last year. In June 2018, Harley executives said they were planning to shift production of motorcycles being sold in European markets to overseas factories. They aforesaid the move was in response to retaliatory tariffs the EU slapped on Harleys when Trump imposed duties on steel and aluminum imports from Europe.
The threat of retaliatory action comes.
Trump had no open-press events scheduled on Tuesday. He fired off other tweets criticizing a favorite target, the mainstream media, together with “Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough, whose show was at the same time airing live on MSNBC. “Hi Donald, how you doing? We love that you watch us,” Scarborough said. The president was conjointly scheduled to participate in a swearing-in ceremony for Interior Secretary David Bernhardt that’s closed to the media.
The White House announced that Trump and 1st lady Melanie Trump would visit the U.K. from June 3-5 and France on June 6, for meetings with those countries’ leaders and to mark the seventy fifth anniversary of B-day.