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Trump says buy LL Bean _ but many products are made in China

Republican President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday urged people to buy from outdoors retailer L.L. Bean — even though many of its products are made in China — as it faces calls for a boycott because of a company heiress' donations to his candidacy.

Trump, in tweeting the endorsement, garnered criticism from the nonpartisan money-in-politics watchdog Every Voice for "personally encouraging his supporters to boost the companies of his super (political action committee) donors." And the endorsement unwittingly steered customers to many products made overseas, something he'd railed against during his campaign.

Trump thanked Linda Bean, a granddaughter of...