Ivanka Trump delivered a strong endorsement of her father, Donald Trump, as he prepared to formally accept the Republican nomination on Thursday, marking a stark departure from the angry rhetoric that punctuated the first three days of the Republican convention.
Ms. Trump’s address was uplifting and inclusive in tone. She made no mention of Hillary Clinton, her father’s Democratic rival, and focused her speech almost exclusively on praising Mr. Trump as a father and a businessman.
“For more than a year, Donald Trump has been the people’s champion, and tonight he is the people’s nominee,” she said to a cheering audience. “I have seen him fight for his family, I have seen him fight for his employees, I have seen him fight for his company, and now I am seeing him fight for our country.”
Ms. Trump, a senior executive in the Trump real-estate empire and founder of her own fashion line, praised her father as the “single most qualified person” to be president and promised the audience he would be “your greatest, your truest and your most loyal champion.”
Her decision not to mention Mrs. Clinton was particularly notable following three days of speeches that have prompted delegates to shout “Lock her up! Lock her up!” about Mrs. Clinton. They shouted, “Guilty!” during New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s Tuesday speech, which he framed as an indictment of her record as the nation’s top diplomat.
With the 34-year-old Ms. Trump’s speech, the Trump campaign had hoped to cast the candidate not only as a family man but as a friend to women and younger voters. Ms. Trump, the mother of three children, said her father has run a colorblind business that was a welcoming environment for women and mothers.