Trump arrived at the Louis Vuitton plant in Alvarado on Thursday afternoon where he toured the new facility and spoke with workers.
Just prior to arriving at the plant, Ivanka had been photographed clutching a Chanel bag.
The bag, however, was noticeably absent when she arrived with her father at the Louis Vuitton plant.
Looking to promote new jobs, the first family were spotted touring the Louis Vuitton plant and being shown various production lines.
President Donald Trump toured the new Louis Vuitton leather workshop in Alvarado, Texas on Thursday
Trump was joined by his daughter Ivanka as they toured the new plant and spoke to workers
Just prior to arriving at the plant, Ivanka had been photographed clutching a Chanel bag. The bag, however, was noticeably absent when she arrived with her father at the Louis Vuitton plant
Trump and Ivanka participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new workshop alongside Chief Executive of LVMH Bernard Arnault, CEO of Louis Vuitton Michael Burke and Alexandre Arnault (left to right)
‘I’ve seen that before,’ Trump told his tour guides while pointing to one of the iconic bags set up on a table.
Trump went on to address a crowd at the plant for a ribbon cutting ceremony.
‘This workshop will soon employ 500 of the most highly skilled workers anywhere in the world,’ Trump said.
‘No one can match the precision and perfection of an American artisan.’
During his speech, he heaped praise on his daughter and son-in-law and made them stand so the crowd could applaud them.
Trump said Ivanka was ‘responsible for 14 million jobs this year’.
Following the tour, Trump was scheduled to headline a campaign rally in Dallas.
Trump began his trip to Texas on Thursday at a fundraiser in Fort Worth that raised about $5.5 million for Trump Victory, a joint fundraising committee benefiting the Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee.
The Texas visit comes at a critical time for Trump, whose dealings with the president of Ukraine are the subject of a quickly unfolding impeachment inquiry run by House Democrats.
While Republicans have largely defended Trump, they have sounded alarms over his decision to pull U.S. troops out of northeast Syria – a move that paved the way for Turkey to invade and assault the Kurds, who’d fought alongside the U.S. in its campaign against Islamic State militants.
Trump, chief executive of LVMH Bernard Arnault (center), Bernard Arnault (second from right) and Ivanka listened as workers spoke during the tour
Trump arrived at the Louis Vuitton plant in Alvarado on Thursday afternoon where he toured the new facility and spoke with workers
‘I’ve seen that before,’ Trump told his tour guides while pointing to one of the iconic bags set up on a table
Trump tours the Louis Vuitton workshop with Bernard Arnault (right), Alexandre Arnault (third from right), Ivanka Trump and Michael Burk (second from left)
Upon landing in Texas on Thursday, Trump credited his threat of sanctions on Turkey and the violence that has taken place for the announcement of a cease-fire, though critics say Trump green-lit the incursion and put the Kurdish forces in danger by announcing a U.S. troop withdrawal.
Trump described the cease-fire as an ‘incredible outcome’ that could not have occurred ‘unless you went somewhat unconventional.’
A White House meeting between Trump and congressional lawmakers to discuss the situation devolved into an insult-fest on Wednesday, with the president calling Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a ‘third-grade politician’ and Pelosi storming out.
Trump and Pelosi continued to trade jabs after the meeting, with each accusing the other of having a meltdown.
Texas is an important state for Republicans.
Trump carried the Republican stronghold and its 38 Electoral College votes by 9 points in 2016. But Democrats have pointed to demographic trends as well as the fact that Republican Sen. Ted Cruz won reelection by just over 2 points last year as evidence that the second-most-populous state could soon be in play.
Trump’s campaign and the RNC have been raking in money, raising a record $125 million in the third quarter of this year.
By comparison, former President Barack Obama and the Democratic National Committee raised just over $70 million in the third quarter of 2011 for his reelection campaign.
Trump speaks during a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Louis Vuitton workshop
During his speech, he heaped praise on his daughter and son-in-law and made them stand so the crowd could applaud them. Ivanka was spotted waving to the crowd as they clapped
Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump were front row for the ribbon cutting ceremony at the Louis Vuitton workshop in Texas on Thursday
Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross listen during an event with Trump on Thursday