White House Senior Adviser Ivanka Trump praised her father, President Trump before introducing “the people’s president” at the final night of the Republican National Convention where he formally accepted his party’s renomination for president from the White House South Lawn.
For the introductory remarks, Ivanka wore an off-the-shoulder blazer by Gabriela Hearst. Known as the Furies Blazer, it composes one of the Gabriela Hearst’s signature evening suit silhouette that features an off-the-shoulder double-face crepe wool blazer, a fitted waist, and a straight hemline with covered buttons. It retailed for $2,990 but unfortunately, it is now sold out.
Ivanka paired the signature evening suit with the matching flared trousers. The Leda pant, also from Gabriela Hearst features a relaxed fit made of 100% wool and a flare-leg silhouette. It retails for $1,500 and is available for purchase at the designer website — www.gabrielahearst.com.
During her 15-minute speech, Ivanka made an appeal for her father’s reelection, offering a rare portrait of a man Americans don’t see when the cameras are off, describing Trump as a “champion of the American worker.”
“Tonight, I stand before you as the proud daughter of the People’s President,” Ivanka said. “He is our Commander-in-Chief, champion of the American worker, defender of common sense, and our voice for the forgotten men and women of this country.
“This evening, I want to tell you about the leader I know, and the moments that I wish every American could see,” Ivanka added. “I want to tell you the story of the president who is fighting for you from dawn to midnight, when the cameras have left, the microphones are off, and the decisions really count.”
She acknowledged her father’s brash communication style is “not to everyone’s taste” and his tweets are “a bit unfiltered,” but his “strong convictions” and “results speak for themselves” in getting things done.
“My father has strong convictions,” she said. “He knows what he believes, and says what he thinks. Whether you agree with him or not, you always know where he stands. I recognize that my dad’s communication style is not to everyone’s taste. And I know his Tweets can feel a bit … unfiltered. But the results speak for themselves.”
Ivanka then delivered a list of Trump’s administration success, many of wish she has taken part in its success as White House Senior adviser, including child tax credit, first-ever- National Paid Leave Tax Credit, criminal justice reform, and Farmers to Families Food Box Programs, a program she spearheaded recently amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“Many of the issues my father has championed are not historically Republican priorities—yet where Washington chooses sides, our President chooses common sense. Where politicians choose party, our President chooses people,” Ivanka said. “Our President refuses to surrender his beliefs to score points with the political elite. To my father, you are the elite. He only cares about scoring points with you.”
Ivanka also drew contrasts between the President and his Democratic rival Joe Biden, calling the former Vice President “another empty vessel who will do whatever the media and the fringe of his party demands as she made her pitch for voters to vote for his re-election.
“Washington has not changed Donald Trump. Donald Trump has changed Washington,” Ivanka said to thunderous applause and a standing ovation from the crowd. “America doesn’t need another empty vessel who will do whatever the media and the fringe of his party demands. Now more than ever, America needs four more years of a Warrior in the White House.”
She added, “For the first time in a long time, we have a President who has called out Washington’s hypocrisy, and they hate him for it. Dad, people attack you for being unconventional, but I love you for being real, and I respect you for being effective. Our President refuses to surrender his beliefs to score points with the political elite. To my father, you are the elite. He only cares about scoring points with you. If these problems were easy to solve, previous presidents would have done so. But you don’t achieve different results by doing things the same way.”
This wasn’t the first time Ivanka introduced her father before he accepted the party’s nomination. In 2016, Ivanka also introduced Trump in Cleveland.