But the introduction by his eldest daughter, Ivanka Trump, was the more important to his election because it shows the side of Donald Trump that the media ignored for the last year.
Yes, most daughters love their daddies, and she was no exception. She spoke well of him. The words were effective. But more effective was the person standing before America and the world. She is an accomplished and beautiful woman. She represented the ideal of the modern American woman. The most important part of her speech was the non-verbal communication. Her success spoke well for her and her parents.
Her words were comforting:
If it's possible to be famous and yet not really well known, that describes the father who raised me. In the same office in Trump tower where we now work together, I remember playing on the floor by my father's desk, constructing miniature buildings with Legos and Erector sets, while he did the same with concrete, steel, and glass.
My father taught my siblings and me the importance of positive values and a strong ethical compass. He showed us how to be resilient, how to deal with challenges, and to strive for excellence in all that we do. He taught us there is nothing we can't accomplish if we marry vision and passion, with an enduring work ethic.Hers was a show-not-say, speech, light on the flourish and heavy on the facts:
Over the years, on too many occasions to count, I saw my father tear stories out of the newspaper about people whom he had never met who were facing some injustice or hardship. He'd write a note to his assistant in his signature black, felt-tip pen, and request that the person be found, and invited to Trump tower to meet with him.
He would talk to them, and draw upon his extensive network to find them a job, or get them a break. And they would leave his office, as people so often do after meeting with Donald Trump, that life could be great again.That is true. I included a few example sin my book, which is not just a rip on the press.
There was this:
At my father’s company, there are more female than male executives. Women are paid equally for the work that we do and when a woman becomes a mother, she is supported, not shut out.Her testimonial to her father was uplifting. I am not detracting from his speech. Cleveland has not seen someone slug so many home runs since Jim Thome retired, The media complained about the length of the speech. I wished it could have gone on for another hour.
But that rallied the regulars. The voters on the sidelines need assurances that Trump is the real deal, that behind the theatrics. His five children provide that.
Scott Adams explained:
What I’m starting to sniff in the zeitgeist today is that Trump’s kids are totally changing what people think of the father. People are making the semi-rational assumption that anyone who can raise such good kids must be very different in private than he is on the campaign trail.I was there months ago as I researched and wrote my book. Plenty of examples. He's gona win big in November. He's the real deal. Ivanka helped show that last night.
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