More than 50 tonnes of Ivanka Trump-branded clothing was imported into the US as her father told the country “we will... buy American and hire American”, it has emerged.
At least 82 shipments also reportedly passed through US customs from China between the election on 8 November and 26 February.
The investigation by news agency Agence France-Presse (AFP)also revealed more than two tonnes in ladies’ polyester woven blouses, 1,600 cowhide leather wallets and 23 tonnes in footwear entered the country during this period.
Analysis last July found not one of 25 different Trump-branded clothing items at New York City’s flagship Macy’s store were made in the US but mostly in China and Vietnam.
During Mr Trump’s inauguration speech at Capitol Hill on 20 January he said: “We will follow two simple rules; buy American and hire American.”
As well as talking of “American carnage”, he castigated domestic and foreign manufacturers for using overseas labour.
But AFP claims to have seen US customs bills that prove his eldest daughter’s company is still buying thousands of items from China, including 53.5 tonnes that were steaming towards American ports during the speech.
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