Harley-Davidson wasn't Comfortable with Likely Protests
Posted: Jan 31, 2017 6:51 PM CDT | Updated: Feb 1, 2017 12:06 PM CDT
(CNN) President Donald Trump will not come to Milwaukee for a previously scheduled visit of a Harley-Davidson factory after the company decided it wasn't comfortable hosting him amid planned protests, an administration official said Tuesday.
Trump had been scheduled to tour the factory Thursday where he also planned to sign executive orders related to American manufacturing.
Large protests have been in the works in recent days, particularly in light of Trump's executive order issuing an immigration ban. It was the threat of protests, and not Trump's planned signing of executive orders, that made Harley-Davidson uncomfortable, the official said.
Harley-Davidson sent CBS 58 this statement which said they did not have a confirmed visit with President Trump:
You may have read in the news that President Trump was planning to visit Wisconsin this week. There was much speculation as to where he would visit. We want you to know that we did not have a confirmed or scheduled visit with the president this week at any of our facilities. We are proud to have hosted presidential visits at our facilities. Three of the last five presidents -- Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton – have visited us at our facilities. These visits are a testament to the pride and passion of our employees and their great work building Harley-Davidson motorcycles. We look forward to meeting the president and hosting him in the future.