The founder of “Bikers for Trump” said he sells pro-Trump T-shirts made in Haiti because American-made products are too expensive.
“If I get a T-shirt made in the USA, it’s going to cost about $8 more,” Chris Cox told The New York Times. “I looked far and wide to try to get a shirt made in America, it’s just they get you, they gouge you.”
The comment came as part of the Times’s wider look at the reactions of pro-Trump motorcyclists to President Trump’s feud with Harley-Davidson.
According to the Times, many bikers say they will turn against the company once it moves forward with its decision to move some production overseas, placing their loyalty to the brand second to their loyalty to Trump.
Harley-Davidson said it would manufacture some of its motorcycles bound for the international market to factories overseas, citing rising costs from stiff tariffs on its motorcycles. The tariffs came in response to Trump’s announcement that he would impose steep tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum earlier this year, including longtime U.S. trade allies like the European Union.