Ivanka Trump

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In one speech we watched Ivanka Trump transform from being the generally well-liked daughter of the GOP presidential nominee to an official organ of the campaign machine.

Standing before millions of viewers on the final night of the convention to introduce Donald Trump in his momentous acceptance speech, Ivanka declared she is not a Republican and then proposed several liberal policy proposals targeted toward women on behalf of her father.

"Like many of my fellow millennials, I do not consider myself categorically Republican or Democrat," she said. "More than party affiliation, I vote right based on what I believe is right for my family and for my country. Sometimes, it’s a tough choice. That is not the case this time. As the proud daughter of your nominee, I am here to tell you that this is the moment and Donald Trump is the person to make America great again."

Later in her remarks she outlined a new policy agenda for her father.

"As researchers have noted, gender is no longer the factor creating the biggest wage discrepancy in this country—motherhood is," she said. "As president, my father will change the labor laws that were put in place at a time when women were not a significant portion of the workforce, and he will focus on making quality childcare affordable and accessible for all."

She went on:

"American families need relief. Policies that allow women with children to thrive should not be novelties; they should be the norm. Politicians talk about wage equality, but my father has made it a practice at his company throughout his entire career. He will fight for equal pay, for equal work, and I will fight for this too, right alongside of him."

ABC News political director Rick Klein tweeted: "Is there anything Ivanka Trump has said tonight that wouldn't be cheered at a DNC? Except, you know, 'Donald Trump.'"

Earlier that day Eric Trump, one of Trump's sons who also plays a prominent advisory role in the campaign, previewed Ivanka's speech to CNN. He praised her forthcoming remarks and said she "does the princess thing very well."

Which may be fitting. It seems as though the Trumps are not seeking to elect a committed Republican president, but rather, an entire royal family.

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