Thursday night Chelsea Clinton introduced her mom to accept the Democratic nomination for president it’s a role similar to what her friend Ivanka Trump played last week for her father.
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump may have spent the last two weeks of conventions highlighting their differences, but their daughters actually have a lot in common and are friends.
Both young mothers, who grew up in the spotlight and live in New York are seen as some of their parents’ best weapons to engage voters.
“It isn’t something that had occurred to me, but it’s certainly something I would consider. I think it was clear last week when Ivanka introduced her dad that she’s so proud of him,” Clinton said. “I hope it will be kind of at least as clear why I’m so proud of my mom when I introduce her here in Philadelphia.”
Here are five big moments from each of their speeches:
“In his own way and through his own sheer force of will he sacrificed greatly to enter the political arena as an outsider and he prevailed against a field of 16 very talented competitors.”
“Like many of my fellow millennials I do not consider myself categorically Republican or Democrat. More than party affiliation, I vote for what I believe is right for my family and for my country. Sometimes it’s a tough choice, that has not been the case this time.”
“My father not only has the strength and ability necessary to the next president but also the kindness and compassion that will enable him to be the leader that this country needs.”
“Politics 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 him.”
“When my father says that he will make America great again — he will deliver.”
“I’m here as a proud American, a proud Democrat, a proud mother and, tonight in particular, a very, very proud daughter.”
“I loved that my parents expected me to have opinions and be able to back them up with facts. I never once doubted that my parents cared about my thoughts and my ideas. That feeling of being valued and loved, that’s what my mom wants for every child.”
“My parents raised me to know how lucky I was that I never had to worry about food on the table, that I never had to worry about a good school to go to, that I never had to worry about a safe neighborhood to play in, and they taught me to care about what happens in our world and to do whatever I could to change what frustrated to me, what felt wrong. They taught me that’s the responsibility that comes with being smiled on by fate.”
“She’s a listener and a doer. She’s a woman driven by compassion, by faith, by a fierce sense of justice and a heart full of love.”
“So this November, I’m voting for a woman who is my role model as my mother and as an advocate, a woman who has spent her entire life fighting for families and children. I’m voting for the progressive who will protect our planet from climate change and our communities from gun violence; who will reform our criminal justice system and who knows that women’s rights are human rights and who knows that LGBT rights are human rights here at home and around the world.”