GOP Convention: Ivanka Trump Introduces Her Father, the "People's Nominee"
Donald Trump's daughter takes the stage Thursday night at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.
Ivanka Trump is set to introduce her father on the last night of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on Thursday.
Speaking to CNN the night prior, Ivanka Trump compared Trump, her father, to Trump the politician. "He is authentic. Nobody tells him who to be," she said. "I know the man, so when I hear things that are factually inaccurate, it’s sometimes hurtful. I could never support someone who was sexist or racist. I know who he is as a human being and I know those things are not true."
Trump's daughter Tiffany and sons Eric and Donald Trump Jr. also delivered remarks this week, speaking fondly about their father. "My dad is a natural-born encourager," said Tiffany Trump on Tuesday. "Donald Trump has never done anything halfway, least of all as a parent."
"For my father, 'impossible' is just the starting point," Donald Trump Jr. said of his father earlier this week his speech. "We need to elect a man who has a track record of accomplishing the impossible."
On Thursday night, Ivanka took the stage to introduce her father, saying that he "sacrificed greatly" to enter the world of politics as an "outsider." "For more than a year, Donald Trump has been the people's champion, and tonight he is the people's nominee." She told Cleveland how her father has fought for his family and his company, and now "I am seeing him fight for his country."
She said that he is "colorblind and gender neutral," and has thrived in his business because "he listens to everyone."
"When Donald Trump is in charge, all that counts is ability, effort and excellence," Ivanka said, adding that everyone is treated equally when they work for Donald Trump. "He will fight for equal pay for equal work."
She started a "Donald Trump" chant in the crowd later, saying "This is the moment and Donald Trump is the person to make America great again!"