• Vote Trump for equal pay and childcare, says Ivanka

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    CLEVELAND, Ohio: Ivanka Trump stepped out as a potent surrogate for her father on Thursday promising he would be a compassionate leader who would fight for women’s rights and affordable childcare. The 34-year-old businesswoman and mother of three, a loyal fixture on her dad’s campaign trail, introduced the 70-year-old mogul as he accepted the Republican nomination for president that few imagined ever possible. “My father not only has the strength and ability necessary to be the next president, but also the kindness and compassion that will enable him to be the leader that this country needs,” said the elegant blonde. For those disturbed by Trump’s inflammatory comments about women, Muslims and immigrants, Ivanka presents a quandary: how can a woman whose public image is beyond reproach support him so lovingly? The answer, apparently, is that America does not know the man as she does. Or as she diplomatically put it: “It is possible to be famous and yet not really well known.” Trump often gushes about Ivanka, her intelligence and business acumen, and her siblings acknowledge that she is the apple of her father’s eye. Yet she treads a careful line, supporting her father but equally careful never to say anything controversial, as she maintains a carefully curated public image as businesswoman and entrepreneur. On Thursday she spoke to women, independents and young people, who resonated particularly strongly with defeated Democratic presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders, and referred to crippling college debt.

    AFP

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