Trump Jr.: Dad Has 'Record of Accomplishing Impossible'

Tiffany Trump had some words about her dad, too
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 19, 2016 9:33 PM CDT
Trump Jr.: Dad Has 'Record of Accomplishing Impossible'
Donald Trump Jr., son of GOP nominee Donald Trump, lifts his fist after speaking during the second day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on Tuesday.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Donald Trump's adult children were on the Republican National Convention floor in Cleveland Tuesday evening to witness their father take the GOP nomination for president, and two of them took to the stage to offer their personal take on the man who fathered them. Tiffany Trump, Trump's daughter with Marla Maples who just graduated from college, stepped up first and tried to humanize her dad. "Donald Trump has never done anything halfway, least of all as a parent," she said, recounting that her dad would scribble encouraging notes on her report cards. "My dad is a natural-born encourager," she said, per the AP. She also added that when she lost someone close to her, "the first call I got, as I knew I would, came from my father," per Variety.

Donald Trump Jr., meanwhile, took a more political tack, noting America needs a president "who has a track record of accomplishing the impossible." He notes Don Sr. spent his career "pouring concrete and hanging sheetrock," not hiding out in the executive suite, and that his entire family "learned from people who had doctorates in common sense." He added a slag against Hillary Clinton, noting that the US needs to elect a president "who knows we can't simply delete our problems but that we have to tackle them head on. ... who will unleash the greatness of our nation. That president can only be my mentor, my best friend, my father, Donald Trump." Donald Trump's other adult son, Eric Trump, is set to speak at the convention on Wednesday; daughter Ivanka will step behind the mic on Thursday. (More Republican National Convention stories.)

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