The United States President Donald Trump claims that even India has lessened its import tariffs on US motorcycles from 100 percent to 50 percent, it is still very high and unacceptable.
President Trump further claims that the United States of America, under his leadership can no longer be fooled by anyone or any country.
On Monday, during an interview, the US President told source that “we’re not the foolish country that does so badly. You look at India, a very good friend of mine, Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi, you take a look at what they’ve done, 100 percent tax on a motorcycle. We charge them nothing.”
He referred to the import tariff on Harley Davidson motorcycles, an issue that has been closely related to his heart and asked India to reduce it to zero.
Citing his conversation with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Trump quoted saying, “So, when Harley sends over there, they have 100 percent tax. When they (India) send in – they make a tremendous number of motorcycles – when they send them in, no tax. I called him. I said it’s unacceptable.”
“He (PM Modi) reduced it by 50 percent with one phone call. I said it’s still unacceptable because it’s 50 percent versus nothing. It’s still unacceptable. And they’re working on it,” said Donald Trump indicating that the two nations are still in discussion to resolve the issue of import tariffs on the US motorcycles.
President Trump replied to a question, “But if I didn’t, if we didn’t have the power of what we have, and if we weren’t the bank–well, if we weren’t the bank we wouldn’t even be talking about it because nobody would care. But we’re the bank that everybody wants to rob, and that’s what they’ve been doing for a long period of time. USD 800 billion we have in trade deficits with other countries. So you tell me who made those deals.”