The GOP has the wrong Trump at the top of the ticket. Ivanka Trump should be the candidate, not Donald.
She’s gracious, intelligent and well spoken. She deals with criticism well. Even CNN called her speech at the GOP Convention “smart” and “savvy.”
Ivanka Trump introduced her father Thursday evening at the Republican National Convention. You never would have known that just that morning, she told Savannah Guthrie on the “Today” show that she felt terrified about speaking “in a stadium like this” and hoped she does “a great job for him.”
Not only did she do an amazing job at the mic, but she did a great one as the chief pitchwoman for Trump to other women; she made him sound like a Democrat.
After a compelling, motivational video biography rolled about Trump’s life and work, the tune “Here Comes the Sun” began — and the accomplished mother of three did indeed beam like the sun as she took the stage and made her father sound, not like the Republican nominee, but a liberal.
She spoke about the gender gap, maternity leave and the fact that 40% of households now have a female breadwinner. She said that “motherhood” is the factor behind the biggest pay gap — and she’s right — and promised that her dad would pass labor reform to protect women. In fact, she promised her father would fight for:
Equal pay for equal work!
Quality child care, affordable and accessible for all!
Mary Katherine Ham opined that Ivanka is everything Donald wants to be but is not:
At a CNN town hall in Milwaukee last week, a voter asked Donald Trump a tricky question— How’d you raise such seemingly composed children who conduct themselves sensibly in the public eye, and could you learn from their example?
Trump’s answer was to initially praise his children*, whom the questioner called “well-spoken and calm,” but cautioned they can be pretty bad behind the scenes, too. Thanks, Pops.
“You don’t want to see them sometimes, I will say this. They’re very strong. They are very – they have great heart. They have great heart,” Trump said.
In the lead-up to Trump’s tremendous loss in Wisconsin to Ted Cruz, amid a litany of missteps that underscored Trump’s problems wooing women voters, the campaign debuted his wife Melania on the stump.
But the better surrogate for Donald Trump— one whose support has been evident if muted on the trail— is Ivanka Trump, the businessman’s 34-year-old daughter who instead made her stunning post-baby debut this week Manhattan.
Trump is so very New Yorky. He bullies. He makes bad jokes. It’s New York humor, but not everyone gets it. Knowing that and not stepping into it is where Trump goes wrong.
Ivanka is a staunch and loyal defender of her father:
Ivanka Trump responded Tuesday night to comments made earlier in the day by President Obama calling her father “unfit to serve” and “woefully unprepared to do this job” in an “On The Record with Greta Van Susteren” exclusive interview, saying that he understands “how to put this country to work.”
“I clearly disagree,” Trump said when asked of her reaction to what Obama told reporters. “I think he’d be an excellent president,” she said, adding, “He understands how to create jobs, and maintain them.”
“He understands how to put this country to work — that makes him very qualified,” she told Van Susteren.
She’s become a successful and respected business person:
Michael Ashner, the chairman and CEO of Winthrop Realty Trust, dealt directly with a then pregnant Ivanka while negotiating the sale of the Doral, a Florida golf and resort property, in 2011. He told Town & Country in 2015 that “she’s one of the most capable businesspeople I’ve ever dealt with. I was surprised. I wondered if she’d be like her father, or have any affectation. She does not.”
As for the sexual harassment bullsh*t she’s being dragged into, I hope she’ll suggest the media ask Kathleen Willey or Juanita Broaddrick about that. Broaddrick alleges she was twice raped by Bill Clinton. I’d love to see Hillary cornered with that. There must be something to it- NBC scrubbed Andrea Mitchell’s assertion that Broaddrick’s claims had been “discredited.”
The question is, how do we get the right Trump on the card? I think she’d destroy Hillary.