Cleveland, July 20: If he has no friends in the party, he certainly has them in his family. New York business tycoon Donald Trump, who finally won the Republican Party's nomination for the November 8 presidential election at the party convention on Tuesday (July 19), saw members of his family chipping in to back him even as many prominent Republicans refused to speak for him. [Donald Trump nominated as Republican presidential nominee]
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After Trump's wife Melania, a former model, asserted the former's inclusive leadership on the inaugural day of the convention, it was his children who vouched for his candidature on the second day, the report said. [Melania Trump plagiarised Michelle Obama's 2008 speech, says report]
First, it was Tiffany Trump, Trump's daughter with his second wife Marla Maples, who spoke about her father's softer side by describing him as one who helped his children "find our own way and our own gifts". [It's an honour, says Trump]
Donald John "Don" Trump Junior was the second to back his father's case but he also took on Democrat Hillary Clinton, describing her as one "who couldn't pass a basic background check". The 38-year-old said by electing his father, they will make America great again---"greater than ever before".
Observers felt it was an effort by the Republican nominee to personalise his image through the family route as his own party was divided and harbouring hard feelings over his nomination as the Republican presidential candidate for this year's election.