Trump Children Take Center Stage

Cleveland, Ohio. July 19, 2016. Tiffany Trump, daughter of Donald Trump, the Republican Party's presidential nominee, during her speech at the second day of the Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena merely hours after her father claimed the nomination. Photo by Pankaj Khadka/BUNS
Written by Andrea Asuaje

By Andrea Asuaje
BU News Service

Donald Trump may be the official presidential nominee for the Republican party, but so far this week, the stars of the convention have been his family members.

Last night, his wife Melania made headlines for her impassioned speech praising her husband — a speech that ended up making national headlines over questions about plagiarism.

Tonight, it was Trump’s 22-year-old daughter Tiffany and his eldest son, Donald Trump, Jr., who took to the stage to speak about their father.

Tiffany, a recent University of Pennsylvania graduate and the daughter of Trump and his second wife Marla Maples, spoke about her father’s kindness and described his “desire for excellence” as “contagious.”

Cleveland, Ohio. July 19, 2016. Tiffany Trump, daughter of Donald Trump, the Republican Party's presidential nominee, during her speech at the second day of the Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena merely hours after her father claimed the nomination. Photo by Pankaj Khadka/BUNS

Cleveland, Ohio. July 19, 2016. Tiffany Trump, daughter of Donald Trump, the Republican Party’s presidential nominee, during her speech at the second day of the Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena merely hours after her father claimed the nomination. Photo by Pankaj Khadka/BUNS

“My father is so friendly, so considerate, so funny and so real,” she said.

Trump’s oldest child also made waves Tuesday night with a rousing speech focusing on his father’s business savvy and strength.

“For my father, impossible is just the starting point,” he said.

Trump, Jr., also took several jabs at the Democrats, calling them “the party of risk.”

Cleveland, Ohio. July 19, 2016. Donald Trump Jr., the eldest son of the Republican Party's presidential nominee Donald Trump, talks about the strenght of his father on the second day of the Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena on Tuesday. Photo by Pankaj Khadka/BUNS

Cleveland, Ohio. July 19, 2016. Donald Trump Jr., the eldest son of the Republican Party’s presidential nominee Donald Trump, talks about the strenght of his father on the second day of the Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena on Tuesday. Photo by Pankaj Khadka/BUNS

After his speech, some media outlets questioned Trump, Jr.’s speech, comparing it to a recent article in The American Conservative written by Frank Buckley.

Buckley responded to the allegations via email to Talking Points Memo, writing that he was one of the principal writers of the speech, thus rejecting the plagiarism claim.

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