Ivanka Trump at RNC: Father is ‘the people’s nominee’

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CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Ivanka Trump took to the stage Thursday night to introduce her father, Donald Trump, on the last night of the Republican National Convention.

She called her father "the people's nominee."

Donald Trump's oldest daughter also told the RNC that her father is a fighter.

She said she doesn't consider herself a Republican or a Democrat. Sometimes, she says, she has a tough choice picking a presidential candidate.

But not this time.

Here's how she put it: "For more than a year, Donald Trump has been the people's champion. And tonight, he is the people's nominee."

Ivanka is promising that Donald Trump will fight for equal pay for women and affordable child care.

She said motherhood is creating a pay discrepancy for women, but said her father "will fight for equal pay for equal work."

Ivanka said her father will "focus on making affordable childcare affordable and accessible for all" if elected.

She vouched for dad with women and minorities — two groups Donald Trump has struggled to win over.

She also said her dad is "color blind and gender neutral." She said "he hires the best person for the job, period."

She also noted that she's worked with her father for more than a decade and seen him hire people from "all walks of life."

Donald Trump has faced criticism for his hiring practices and treatment of women in his businesses. But his daughter says his construction sites are "true meritocracies."

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