13 Quotes from Ivanka Trump’s Republican National Convention Speech
Critics are saying Ivanka Trump's speech during the Republican National Convention was a crucial attempt to win over women and millenials.
"Like many of my fellow millennials, I do not consider myself categorically Republican or Democrat," she said in the beginning of her speech. "Sometimes it’s a tough choice. That is not the case this time." What do you think?
Reflect on her speech with the following quotes that assert her stance on her father as the best presidential candidate and render her progressive role as a mother and working-woman.
1. "I have seen him fight for his family, I have seen him fight for his employees, I have seen him fight for his company, and now I am seeing him fight for our country."
2. "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."
3. "We each had a responsibility to work, not just for ourselves but for the betterment of the world around us."
4. "My father has a sense of fairness that touches every conviction he’s hold. I worked along side of him for now more than a decade now at the Trump Organization and I’ve seen how he operates as a leader. Making important decisions that shape careers and that change lives."
5. "I've learned a lot about the world from walking construction jobs by his side. When run properly, construction sites are true meritocracies. Competence in the building trades is easy to spot and incompetence is impossible to hide."
6. "These sites are also incredible melting pots, gathering people from all walks of life and uniting them to work towards a single mission. There have always been men of all background and ethnicities on my father’s job sites. And long before it was common place, you also saw women."
7. "My father has succeeded in many on the highest level and on a global scale. One of the reasons he has thrived as an entrepreneur is because he listens to everyone. Billionaire executives don’t usually ask the people doing the work for their opinion of the work. My father is an exception."
8. "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."
9. "Women represent 46 percent of the total U.S. labor force, and 40 percent of American households have female primary breadwinners. In 2014, women made 83 cents for every dollar made by a man. Single women without children earn 94 cents for each dollar earned by a man, whereas married mothers made only 77 cents. As researchers have noted, gender is no longer the factor creating the greatest wage discrepancy in this country, motherhood is."
10. "As President, my father will change the labor laws that were put into place at a time when women were not a significant portion of the workforce. And he will focus on making quality childcare affordable and accessible for all."
11. "As a mother myself, of three young children, I know how hard it is to work while raising a family. And I also know that I’m far more fortunate than most. American families need relief. Policies that allow women with children to thrive should not be novelties, they should be the norm."
12. "He will fight for equal pay for equal work, and I will fight for this too, right along side of him."
13. "Maybe it’s the developer in him, but Donald Trump cannot stand to see empty main streets and boarded up factories. He can’t bear the injustice of college graduates who are crippled by student debt, and mothers who can’t afford of the childcare required to return to work to better the lives of their families. Other politicians see these hardships, see the unfairness of it all, and they say I feel for you. Only my father will say, I’ll fight for you."
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