Come on, Slate! This was her first time on the big stage and she did great. Not to mention that she hasn’t been what anyone can legitimately call part of the campaign. Why go after her at all?

Here’s the opener from Slate contributor Ruth Graham:

Speeches by a candidate’s spouse or children are generally meant to humanize him and to reassure voters that they’re voting for a loving family man. But Tuesday night’s vague testimonial by Donald Trump’s younger daughter, Tiffany, served only to make him seem more strange and aloof.

In a speech about five minutes long, Tiffany was unable to come up with a single meaningful anecdote about her father or his influence in her life. He wrote notes on her childhood report cards, she said, and called her on the phone after someone close to her died. Her attempted praise was edged with sadness: He’s good with advice, she said, but “he keeps it short.” She loves introducing him to her friends who have “preconceived notions” about him, because “in person my father is so friendly, so considerate, so funny, and so real.” The unavoidable implication was that the Donald Trump the public knows is none of these things. Her delivery, meanwhile, reminded many people of Vanessa Bayer’s impression of Miley Cyrus on Saturday Night Live.

And it’s not just Slate. The pro-female publications Huffington Post and Seventeen got their licks in, too:

Including HuffPo senior politics editor Paige Lavender:

And NPR’s Miles Parks weighed in:

Thankfully, not everyone with a blue check went all “Mean Girls” on young Tiffany:

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