The Corner

Night of the Trumps

Both Tiffany and Don Jr. were effective. Tiffany was winsome and did more to personalize Donald Trump than Melania last night. Meanwhile, Don Jr. gave a truly accomplished speech. He fleshed out the image of his Dad as a “working class billionaire” and hit populist notes, although in the context of a surprisingly conservative framework. He plugged school choice, deregulation and even said “freedom requires a limited government,” a sentiment that has been entirely missing from his father’s campaign. This may be reading too much into it, but you could see the outlines of a conservative-populist synthesis in the speech. Regardless, Trump’s children definitely helped his cause at the podium tonight.  


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