Saturday, April 29th 2017 at 10:09AM BST
Trek president John Burke has criticised President Trump over his latest tax plans, his dire leadership and reputation-damaging “America First” stance.
The $1-bn Trek Bicycle Corporation is a family owned business, founded by John Burke’s father in 1976. The company manufactures some high-end bikes in its Wisconson factory but, like the rest of the US bicycle industry, it is heavily reliant on Asian imports.
Burke gave his blistering critique of President Trump to Business Insider.
“We’re 100 days in and [Trump] finally comes out with a tax plan – and it was 250 words? And there was no bad news,” Burke said. “Here’s this huge opportunity to simplify everything and to have massive change, and you get 250 words.”
Burke describes himself as neither a Democrat nor a Republican, “I am just someone who cares about the future of our country,” he said last year. He is the author of “12 Simple Solutions to Save America,” published in 2016, which “challenges Americans to resist the status quo and change what elected officials are unwilling or unable to change.”