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President Trump is going after Harley-Davidson — once one of his favorite companies — after the motorcycle maker announced it will move some production out of the U.S. to relieve the burden of the EU's retaliatory tariffs. On Monday, Trump tweeted he was surprised Harley-Davidson was "the first to wave the White Flag."

Reality check: Harley-Davidson's shift to Thailand was also due to one of the Trump administration's trade moves. CEO Matt Levatich told Bloomberg that the decision to invest in a plant in Thailand was made after the company realized Trump's exit from the Trans-Pacific Partnership would make exporting motorcycles to Asia more expensive.

The follow-ups to Trump's tweet:

Reality check #2: Harley-Davidson isn't looking to import bikes manufactured overseas back to the U.S. Motorcycles made abroad will sell abroad, and U.S.-bound bikes will be made in the U.S.

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Trump set to appear at Pennsylvania GOP hearing on voter fraud claims

President Trumpat the White House on Tuesday. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

President Trump is due to join his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Wednesday at a Republican-led state Senate Majority Policy Committee hearing to discuss alleged election irregularities.

Why it matters: This would be his first trip outside of the DMV since Election Day and comes shortly after GSA ascertained the results, formally signing off on a transition to President-elect Biden.

Scoop: Trump tells confidants he plans to pardon Michael Flynn

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President Trump has told confidants he plans to pardon his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty in December 2017 to lying to the FBI about his Russian contacts, two sources with direct knowledge of the discussions tell Axios.

Behind the scenes: Sources with direct knowledge of the discussions said Flynn will be part of a series of pardons that Trump issues between now and when he leaves office.

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Remote work shakes up geopolitics

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The global adoption of remote work may leave the rising powers in the East behind.

The big picture: Despite India's and China's economic might, these countries have far fewer remote jobs than the U.S. or Europe. That's affecting the emerging economies' resilience amid the pandemic.