-- Eric Trump said that his father "shattered the expectations of every political pundit" in his rise to win the Republican nomination in a speech endorsing him for the presidency on Wednesday -- and coming in the wake of a raucous address by Ted Cruz where he failed to endorse the New York billionaire.
"It's an honor to be here for a man I love so, so, so much," Eric Trump started in what would be an impassioned endorsement of his father.
He went on to talk about the "unwavering support" he and his siblings pledged to the Trump campaign, and portrayed his father as a businessman who is fighting with urgency to repair the American dream.
He talked about the "courageous decision" his father made to put aside his businesses to run for president, and said that Donald Trump was running for the people in America who were struggling, listing examples of single mothers, and men and women who were struggling to pay their rent as examples of people he wanted to help.
It's time for a president "who understands the art of a deal, and the value of a dollar," Eric Trump said at one point.
He spoke of his father's ability to step in and fix "government incompetence," and finish construction projects ahead of schedule.
"It's what he does," he said. "It's who he is."
He called his father a man "who truly loves his country, and wants his country to be great again."
Eric Trump followed in his father's footsteps, and works in real estate as the Vice President of acquisition at Trump Organization. He also created the Eric Trump Foundation, an organization that gives money to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, something he highlighted in the speech.
Earlier today, he boasted of having employed "zero" speechwriters for his big speech.
The incident forced her speechwriter to offer a mea culpa about the affair.
“The bar is high,” Trump said, adding his brother did “an amazing job” and his sister “nailed it.”
Katie Kindelan contributed to this story.