Tiffany Trump has come out from her father’s shadow to speak at the GOP convention in Cleveland, to tell the world Donald Trump is a wonderful dad.
The 22-year-old recent graduate from the University of Pennsylvania has largely remained the least talked about of Donald’s five children until Tuesday night, when she took the stage to gush about her presidential hopeful dad in a speech.
“When I graduated college a couple of months ago, I never expected to be here tonight, addressing the nation,” she said. “But, like my father, I never back down from challenges…His desire for excellence is contagious. He possesses a unique gift for bringing that trait out in others starting with those closest to him.”
Tiffany, the daughter of Donald and his second wife Marla Maples, went on to say that Donald has always been in her life, even though she grew up on the west coast, in California.
“He's always helped me be the best version of myself. By encouragement and by example, he motivates me to work my hardest and stay true to who I am and what I believe,” she said. “That's what he does. He draws out the talent and drive in people.”
She revealed how her father used to make notes on her school report cards, telling her how proud he was of her grades.
“Some dating back to kindergarten…Because I like to look back and see the sweet notes he wrote on each and every one of them,” she said. “Contrary to what you might expect from someone who places an emphasis on results, my dad's comments referred often to the sentiments expressed by my teachers on how I acted in and out of the classroom, not just even focusing on the letter grades themselves. Donald Trump has never done anything halfway, least of all as a parent.”
Her described her dad’s “formula” for success, saying you cannot be afraid to fail.
“If you do what you love and give nothing back and never let the fear of failure get in your way, than you've pretty much figured out the Trump formula,” she said.
The media’s image of her father is also incorrect, she added, saying her friends love him after they meet him.
“In person my dad is so friendly, so considerate, so funny and so real,” she said. “My friends walk away with a glimpse of all that he is and all that he means to me,' she continued. 'Of the strong, protective, kind, endearing man I am so proud to call my father.
I have admired my dad all my life. And I love him with all my heart.”
The rest of Donald's adult children and their spouses were seated on the convention floor cheering her on.
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