Day 2 of the 2016 Republican National Convention saw personalities like Kimberlin Brown and Donald Trump’s daughter, Tiffany Trump, taking the stage to address why the business mogul will make a great president.
Tiffany, Trump’s 22-year-old daughter, praised her father saying his “desire for excellence is contagious.” She added that the values and qualities in Trump as a father will make him a great president. Referring to her father as a “natural born encourager,” Tiffany said Trump “brings out the challenge and drive in people.”
As reported by ABC News, also addressing the floor was Trump’s oldest son, Donald Trump Jr. Describing his father as his “mentor” and “best friend,” Trump Jr. said as a business man his father “hung out with guys on the construction sites, pouring concrete and hanging Sheetrock.”
But the second day of Republican National Convention saw its share of controversy too. Trump Jr.’s speech appeared to have had the same words as in a May article by F.H. Buckley in The American Conservative called “Trump vs. the New Class.” First pointed out by The Daily Show’s Twitter account, the post was shared as many as 9,900 times.
A section of Trump Jr.’s speech is as follows:
“Our schools use to be an elevator to the middle class, now they’re stalled on the ground floor. They’re like Soviet-era department stores that are run for the benefit of the clerks and not the customers, for the teachers and the administrators and not the students.”
A portion of the text from the article:
“What should be an elevator to the upper class is stalled on the ground floor. Part of the fault for this may be laid at the feet of the system’s entrenched interests: the teachers’ unions and the higher-education professoriate. Our schools and universities are like the old Soviet department stores whose mission was to serve the interests of the sales clerks and not the customers. ”
However, Buckley said in response that he had written the speech for Trump Jr.
Soap opera actress Kimberlin Brown also featured as one of the speakers. Known for her roles in “The Young and The Restless” and “The Bold and The Beautiful,” Brown described Trump as “the most qualified man in America to turn things around in Washington and our nation.”
According to the GOP convention website, Brown is a small business owner; she and her husband are owners of an avocado farm in Southern California.
The last person to take the stage was Sajid Tarar. Trump has in the past called for a ban on Muslims; and so Tarir, who is an adviser at the National Diversity Coalition for Trump, may seem like an unusual choice for a speaker.
As reported by the Washington Post, Tarar said he is “part of the angry Americans against the traditional politicians, and non-functioning, non-working Washington D.C.” He described Trump as “a doer.”
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Except it wasn't stealing…
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