Honestly, go to hell. This is beyond unacceptable/wrong https://t.co/H27P2FHSAP
— A.J. Delgado (@AJDelgado13) July 20, 2016
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?
— Slate (@Slate) July 20, 2016
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:
— HuffPostCulture (@HuffPostArts) July 20, 2016
The Internet Can't Stop Comparing Tiffany Trump to Miley Cyrus https://t.co/18hjYFZbLU
— Seventeen (@seventeen) July 20, 2016
Including HuffPo senior politics editor Paige Lavender:
This Tiffany Trump song is pretty painful to listen to https://t.co/8kyg617pu5
— Paige Lavender (@paigelav) July 20, 2016
And NPR’s Miles Parks weighed in:
Oh God. I don't wanna be rude, but Tiffany Trump's single from a few years back is just… I'll just leave it here https://t.co/Fyi07JJTbR
— Miles Parks (@MilesParks) July 20, 2016
Thankfully, not everyone with a blue check went all “Mean Girls” on young Tiffany:
— Roll Call (@rollcall) July 20, 2016
— Matthew Cooper (@mattizcoop) July 20, 2016
Tiffany Trump is *so* composed for a new college grad addressing a convention like this – on national TV.
— Sara Murray (@SaraMurray) July 20, 2016
for someone who's never spoken on a stage remotely as big as this, Tiffany Trump has astonishing poise
— Jon Ward (@jonward11) July 20, 2016
— Marie Claire (@marieclaire) July 20, 2016