CNN Host Ridicules Trump Economist for Attacking Harley-Davidson: Should They 'Just Eat a $100 Million Loss?'
Right-wing economist Stephen Moore backed himself into a corner on Tuesday during a CNN appearance where he claimed to be officially against President Donald Trump's trade tariffs then immediately attacked Harley-Davidson for protecting itself from major financial loss as a result of those tariffs.
Moore was echoing an attack from Trump on Harley-Davidson for moving some operations overseas to avoid tariffs.
“I used to go to the Trump rallies, you know, when I was working on the campaign,” Moore said. “There would be hundreds and hundreds of Harley-Davidson motorcycles parked on the side of those venues. Trump dominated the biker vote; they aren’t going to be happy customers, they may gain some customers in Europe. I think they really put at risk their customer base in the United States by moving their facilities outside the United States.”
“What do they do, just eat a $100 million loss?” CNN host Kate Bolduan retorted.
“Well, look. Trump’s point is these countries —- I think are going to have to back down. Are we simply going to blink first? Trump has a very valid case that they have higher tariffs than we do. Trump ultimately wants a level playing field,” Moore deflected, never addressing the questions.
Bolduan ignored him and moved to another guest.
Watch the exchange below.