Donald Trump's motorcycle gang

What the president's war with Harley-Davidson tells us about Washington's long bipartisan fixation with punishing emigrating people and companies

President Trump.
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Plenty of Americans don't have a problem with the government taking harsh steps to stop immigrants from coming to this country. But surely, even these restrictionists would consider it beyond the pale if Uncle Sam stopped Americans from leaving. That's what tyrannical regimes do — not free countries like ours ... right?

Wrong. In fact, America's emigration restrictions have grown in tandem with immigration restrictions under both Democratic and Republican rule. And President Trump is about to take things to a whole new level.

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