WASHINGTON, KOMPAS.com – Ivanka Trump was given the honor to address the RNC crowd during its final night thanks to her father, President Donald Trump.
Of Donald Trump’s five children, Ivanka was the only one invited to address the crowd on the last day of the RNC 2020 symbolizing the US President’s closeness to her.
Ivanka Trump has remained as her father’s loyal senior advisor even though the First Daughter may harbor White House ambitions of her own.
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On Thursday, she introduced the “warrior” standing for reelection in the November election and sought to humanize him during the final night of the RNC.
But if Ivanka Trump is presenting herself as the heir apparent carrying the family political banner into 2024 and beyond, she has competition from her older brother Donald Jr, who is a political force unto himself.
The telegenic 38-year-old Ivanka relished her repeat role at the Republican National Convention, recalling how she took the stage as a relative newcomer to national politics in 2016 when she introduced her father as the party's nominee.
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"Four years ago I told you I would fight alongside my father, and four years later here I am," she said.
With a recording of Elton John's "I'm Still Standing" blaring, she strode out to cheers from more than 1,000 non-social-distancing guests packed into seats on the South Lawn of the White House.