Harley-Davidson says it’s not hosting President Trump’s visit on Thursday

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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 30: U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the beginning of a meeting with small business people in the Roosevelt Room at the White House January 30, 2017 in Washington, DC. During the meeting, Trump said he will announce his 'unbelievably highly respected' pick to replace the late Supreme Court Antonin Scalia on Tuesday evening. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

MILWAUKEE — A spokeswoman for Harley-Davidson Inc. told the Milwaukee Business Journal Tuesday that neither the company nor the Harley-Davidson Museum in the Menomonee Valley will be hosting a reported Milwaukee visit planned by President Donald Trump.

Harley-Davidson spokeswoman Maripat Blankenheim was responding to a question regarding a Facebook post from an organization calling itself the Milwaukee Coalition Against Trump. The post calls for an emergency protest against President Trump’s visit at the site of Harley-Davidson’s plant in Menomonee Falls, at W156 N9000 Pilgrim Road.

“We do not have a scheduled visit with the president this week at any of our facilities,” Blankenheim said via email.

President Donald Trump is planning to deliver a speech on the economy in Milwaukee on Thursday.

The White House confirmed the planned visit on Monday, which comes two weeks into Trump’s presidency. His last trip to Wisconsin was in December as part of his victory tour.

No other details about his planned Thursday trip to Wisconsin have been released.

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  • Andy G

    I am glad to hear this, so I can tell the people I know harley went liberal, the good old boys bike is now the sissy boy bike. This kind of sucks for me I have been hiding hd bikes for about 38 years but no more I will sell mine and get something that rides smoother.

    • chris

      You guys, think of it like this. Me: “Do you have plans to eat cake today?” You: “No, I have no plans to eat cake” Me:

  • Metal Maniac

    Fake news, they just said no when someone asked. Has nothing to do with political views. They didn’t say “we will never host trump blah blah blah”

  • Dave Hickman

    The Motor co. is now a liberal far left muslim sympathizer. All of the vets who rode H.D.s to support Trump in D.C. are really disappointed by Harley-Davidsons decision.

    • chris

      All they said was he was not going to be at their place of business, they didn’t say he asked and they refused. Did you not learn how to read for context? Or do you just want to complain so bad you add context to things?

  • zeth z

    >We do not have a scheduled visit with the president this week at any of our facilities,” Blankenheim said via email.< The headline and report was slanted.I would have expected better than that with Fox news.Just like Willie G turned yuppie and corporate,it looks like the company has been doing the same.Screw H-D and its "Evo"…I,ll keep my Shovel Head rolling.Hmmmm,maybe that,s why H-D is closing down a lot of its places and losing business.

    • Sandi

      I’m going to call you on your stereotyping, Tran Trong. I am a woman who is very slim–certainly not an “obese tough man”. I have a PhD and I ride a Harley. In fact, I have two Harleys. I’m not even that tough.

  • Ray

    This sounds to me like there was never a scheduled visit at HD. That was a rumor started by the anti-Trump people. It sounds like he’s still coming, but details are being kept secret, which I had read earlier.

  • Chio

    “Harley-Davidson ‏@harleydavidson 6h6 hours ago
    We welcome the opportunity to meet with the administration tomorrow on how US manufacturing can unify the country.
    #UnitedWeRoll #Freedom”

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