Ivanka Trump 'will be a major asset' in US presidential campaign, says political commentator Charlie Wolf

Donald Trump's speech: 'He should have been able to start with a joke', says political commentator Charlie Wolf

Ivanka Trump: could attract new votes

Friday, July 22, 2016

Donald Trump's daughter, Ivanka, is set to be a "major asset" to her father's campaign for the US presidency, a prominent political commentator has told talkRADIO.

Mr Trump was this week nominated as the Republican party candidate, almost certainly to stand against the Democrats' Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House. The US will go to the polls on November 8. 

In his acceptance speech, he vowed to tackle what he described as the threats facing America and "put ordinary people first", speaking about black unemployment and poverty, as well as protecting those who are LGBT. 

"It was historic, in the sense that here is a man that no one thought had a chance," Charlie Wolf, a US TV and radio commentator and formerly the communications director of Republicans Abroad UK, told Paul Ross. 

"He's been reviled, caricatured and made fun of. 

"He took on 16 seasoned politicians and is now the nominee for the Republican Party, so it has to be acknowledged he has some idea of what he's doing."

But it was daughter Ivanka, a former model, who stole the show at the Republican convention according to Wolf.

"Ivanka, his daughter, picked up some of [the lighter side to the speech] and did a fantastic job of it. 

"I think she's going to be a major asset to his campaign to bringing in millennials."

Listen to the full interview to find out more