Trump Cancels Trip to Harley-Davidson Factory Due to Potential Protests, Report Says

The likelihood of demonstrations seems to have made the motorcycle company uncomfortable with hosting the president at this time.

byAaron Brown|
Trump Cancels Trip to Harley-Davidson Factory Due to Potential Protests, Report Says

President Donald Trump canceled a previously scheduled trip to a Harley-Davidson factory in Milwaukee because the motorcycle company decided it would be best to avoid any protests that might arise because of the president's presence, according to a report. 

Trump's visit, which was slated for Thursday, was going to be used an opportunity for the president to sign executive orders having to do with his campaign to add more manufacturing jobs in the United States. Before the trip was canceled, White House workers were already working in Milwaukee to prepare for the visit, CNN reports.

Harley-Davidson denies Trump visit was ever planned. 

Harley-Davidson issued a statement to CNN saying that the company doesn't "have, nor did we have, a scheduled visit from 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," said Harley-Davidson director of corporate communication Maripat Blankenheim. "We look forward to hosting the president in the future."

Protests erupted around the country after Trump signed an executive order into effect on Friday barring immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries.