Fact check: Trump's claims about Harley-Davidson sales


On June 3, 2018, U.S. President Donald J. Trump wrote a tweet, which has been liked by more than 85,000 people and retweeted by nearly 18,000 Twitter users, in which he said:

Claim 1: “The sales of Harley-Davidson are down 7% in 2017.”

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Donald J. Trump on Twitter

Now that Harley-Davidson is moving part of its operation out of the U.S., my Administration is working with other Motor Cycle companies who want to move into the U.S. Harley customers are not happy with their move – sales are down 7% in 2017. The U.S. is where the Action is!

Fact Check: True. The fourth quarter report for 2017 by Harley-Davidson, Inc. explains that: “Harley-Davidson worldwide retail motorcycle sales were down 6.7 percent in 2017 compared to 2016. U.S. retail sales decreased 8.5 percent and international retail sales were down 3.9 percent.”

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