Ivanka Inc.

The first daugh­ter talks about im­prov­ing the lives of work­ing women. Her fa­ther urges com­pa­nies to “buy Amer­i­can.” But her fash­ion line’s prac­tices col­lide with those prin­ci­ples — and are out of step with in­dus­try trends.

The Washington Post Sunday - - FRONT PAGE - BY MATEA GOLD, DREW HARWELL, MA­HER SATTAR AND SI­MON DENYER

On In­au­gu­ra­tion Day, Pres­i­dent Trump stood in front of the U.S. Capi­tol and vowed that his “Amer­ica First” agenda would bring jobs back to the United States.

“We must pro­tect our bor­ders from the rav­ages of other coun­tries mak­ing our prod­ucts, steal­ing our com­pa­nies and de­stroy­ing our jobs,” he de­clared, adding: “We will fol­low two sim­ple rules — buy Amer­i­can and hire Amer­i­can.”

Look­ing on from the front of the stage was Trump’s daugh­ter Ivanka, the celebrity and fash­ion en­trepreneur who would soon join him in the White House.

The first daugh­ter’s cause would be A fam­ily af­fair Pres­i­dent Trump brings with him a com­pli­cated pack­age. Out­look, B1 im­prov­ing the lives of work­ing women, a theme she had de­vel­oped at her cloth­ing line. She also brought a direct link to the global econ­omy the pres­i­dent was rail­ing against — a con­nec­tion that was play­ing out at that very mo­ment on the Pa­cific coast.

As the Trumps stood on stage, a hulk­ing con­tainer ship called the OOCL Ho Chi Minh City was pulling into the har­bor of Long Beach, Calif., car­ry­ing around 500 pounds of for­eign-made Ivanka Trump span­dex-knit blouses.

Another 10 ships haul­ing Ivanka Trump-branded shoes, cardi­gans and leather hand­bags bound for the United States were float­ing in the north Pa­cific and At­lantic oceans and off the coasts of Malta, Malaysia, Ja­pan, South Korea and Ye­men.

Ivanka Trump stands in a door­way as Pres­i­dent Trump speaks while sign­ing two bills in the White House. Among the items in her cloth­ing line are a denim jacket made in Bangladesh, a blouse from China and a dress made in In­done­sia.

TOP: JABIN BOTSFORD/THE WASH­ING­TON POST; ABOVE: PHO­TOS BY MATT MCCLAIN/THE WASH­ING­TON POST

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