Tiffany Trump: My Father's 'Desire for Excellence Is Contagious'

Trump's youngest daughter Tiffany and eldest son Don Jr. addressed the crowd.

ByMichael Edison Hayden and Meghan Keneally
July 19, 2016, 10:35 PM

CLEVELAND, Ohio— -- Tiffany Trump, the 22-year-old daughter of Donald Trump and Marla Maples, said that her father's "desire for excellence is contagious" while addressing the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.

Tiffany, dressed in blue, spoke self-deprecatingly of her newness to the national stage, and praised her father's capacity to inspire people and lead.

"He's always helped me be the best version of myself," she said of her father.

She added that the qualities that made him a great father would also make him a great president.

"He brings out the challenge and drive in people," she said, calling him a "natural born encourager."

Tiffany, the only child from the celebrity businessman’s six-year marriage to Maples, has achieved newfound celebrity status in the wake of her father's run for the presidency.

She grew up in California with her mother and the two are reportedly very close. She graduated in May from the University of Pennsylvania as part of the same class as Joe Biden's granddaughter, Naomi Biden.

"I never pictured myself saying this to a packed arena," she added of the experience of endorsing her father for president.

Tiffany’s oldest stepbrother Donald Trump Jr. also addressed the arena, and praising his father as his “mentor.”

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