Eric Trump: “My father is running for you!”


Donald Trump’s 32-year-old son Eric, took his turn at the podium at the Republican National Convention Wednesday night and gave this moving speech, which he wrote himself, about his father.

If you missed this marvelous speech, watch it here. If you saw this speech last night, watch it again. It will make you proud of our Republican nominee, who is not only a successful entrepreneur but has also raised an extraordinary family.


 Ted Cruz humiliates himself and likely dooms any future political plans with his petulant refusal to endorse the Republican Party nominee Donald Trump after accepting an invitation to speak to the convention. Cruz, sounding a lot like a candidate gearing up for 2020, addressed the delegates with these words: “To those listening, please, don’t stay home in November, stand, and speak, and vote your conscience, vote for candidates up and down the ticket who you trust to defend our freedom and to be faithful to the Constitution.”

 Ted and Heidi Cruz were escorted out of the area to boos and calls of “Goldman Sachs!” a reference to Heidi Cruz’ longtime employment as an investment banker with a major player in what Cruz derided as the “Washington cartel” of bankers, lobbyists and major corporations. According to this March 24, 2015, USA Today article, Heidi Cruz joined Goldman in 2005 and ran its Houston wealth-management unit, which, according to the report, “handles portfolios for clients with an average net worth of $40 million.”

Cruz’ aspirations should be a lonely date with history. The remarkable rise of non-politician Donald Trump has not been without some bumps in the road. Yet he surged to the forefront in a crowed field of 17 GOP candidates, defying the negative predictions of political pundits.  He is the Republican nominee and his choice of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his Vice Presidential running mate has served to enhance the ticket.


Ronald Reagan’s inherent elegance in joining with Gerald Ford in 1976 after his own defeat should have set a standard for Ted Cruz. Reagan, turned to Gerald Ford in unity, and stated,Mr. President, there is no substitute for victory.” (video) What a shame Ted Cruz didn’t get the message.

Standing to the left side of the screen beginning at 7:39 were House Minority Leader John Jacob Rhodes II and his wife Elizabeth. Rhodes, a conservative, Harvard educated lawyer and respected member of congress representing Arizona’s then-First Congressional District,  was part of a select group who met with Richard Nixon and encouraged him to resign the presidency in the wake of Watergate. In a then unforeseen set of circumstances Rhodes’ retirement set the stage for the political career of John McCain, who served one term in the U.S. House before being elected to the senate seat he is unable to graciously retire from after decades of veering further and further left.


18 Responses to Eric Trump: “My father is running for you!”

  1. Arizona Conservative Guy says:

    Excellent post! If I remember correctly, SRAZ supported Cruz’ candidacy early on. He has now shown he wasn’t worthy of any of our support. I join SRAZ in being thoroughly disgusted with his arrogance.

    The video of Reagan reminded me of why he was so great. As a former athlete, he knew how to handle defeat with grace. Reagan ultimately came back as a beloved victor. That will never be the fate of Ted Cruz.

  2. Frankly Speaking says:

    Watch the spectacular Laura Ingraham at the RNC last night. Beauty and Brains!!

  3. jakesez says:

    I was a supporter of Ted Cruz and even had a handmade sign in my yard. However, I was disappointed in his not keeping his pledge to support the winner of the primary. He now joins other Texans like George Bush Sr. and Jeb Bush in not keeping their promises.

    This is something he will rue all his political life. If Hilary wins, he will be held responsible for splitting the vote and letting her win. If Trump wins, he will receive no credit as he tried to harm Trumps changes. He loses either way.

    Maybe someday politicians will learn they the voters do remember,

  4. Kathy says:

    I supported Cruz for 2 years financially – UNTIL he backed the Soros supported protesters who were causing riots and the Trump rallies. Then 3 days before the AZ election I decided to vote for Trump. Cruz exposed himself, instead of making a stand against paid for protesters (which he knew they were) he supports the media narrative of lies. Now Cruz is using Trump attacking his wife and father as his excuse of not endorsing. Well Cruz you gave your word (pledge to support the nominee) and in TX your word is the bond no matter the consequences. Cruz should have never made the pledge – period – there were no conditions on the pledge.

  5. Conservative Since Birth says:

    How I wish we had more ‘politicians’ like John Rhodes today. What an interesting man who wasn’t interested in the limelight, just in doing the right thing.

    Eric Trump’s speech was great and his father looked proud.

    Laura Ingraham was terrific. Plain speaking and full of love and respect for this country and she doesn’t care who knows it.

    Then there’s the pathetic Ted Cruz:
    That Moment When Ted Cruz Doused Himself With Gasoline and Lit the Match On Stage (video)… | The Last Refuge

  6. VINOAZ says:

    Have been listening to Laura since she came on the radio talk show scene She has developed into one of the very best. Suspect that Cruz created a backlash that has converted some doubters to Trump. Not so for at least one female moron in the AZ delegation. Another AZ embarrassment. Both Trump boys were great. Suspect Ivanka will also soar tonight.

  7. William Heuisler says:

    Your final comment about McCain being unable to graciously retire was very kind to a man who has become a laughing stock.

    Forty days left and John McCain can’t seem to do anything Right. His people at Reform Institute in Alexandria Virginia are spending his millions like water on a fake primary candidate who just can’t stop stealing and on poorly produced Television ads that are so clumsily written they make us all laugh about their pathetically arrogant soon-to-be-fired boss.

    McCain ads claim former Arizona STATE Senator, Kelli Ward has voted on FEDERAL funding Bills in company with Bernie Sanders and Raul Grijalva, a US SENATOR and a US CONGRESSMAN.
    McCain ads also claim some of our veterans are angry as Hell at STATE Legislator, Kelli Ward because she voted – in Phoenix? – against some FEDERAL Armed Service Funding Bills – in DC?

    How stupid does McCain think we are? We know Bernie and Raul vote in Washington. We know Kelli Ward only voted in Phoenix.
    We know Veterans just like us aren’t dumb enough to confuse Phoenix, Arizona with Washington DC.

    McCain apparently thinks Vets and Arizona Republicans are stupid.

    And relatively reliable sources in DC tell me the old fool has people in his Alexandria Virginia Money Farm (called Reform Institute) who admit throwing his money away buying costly prime time TV spots so poorly produced as to insult the intelligence of Arizona Voters.
    Funny or pathetic? Forty Days and we are all laughing at McCain.

    • State Committeeman says:

      There are enough stupid voters who have kept this lying snake in DC these many decades. John McCain is far worse than an embarrassment or laughing stock. He is a miserable, lying SOB, who holds a sword over the heads of the the weak kneed Arizona GOP Congressional delegation who cower in fear rather than expose his treachery. By their silence, they are as disreputable and complicit as McCain is. Jeff Flake is McCain’s equal.

  8. Saguaro Sam says:

    Ted Cruz is a snake in the grass.
    Remember when his campaign staff circulated the rumor, at the last minute, during the Iowa caucus that Ben Carson had dropped out?
    Then, Cruz’s campaign staff said that CNN had given them the info.

    Later, in Hawaii, same scenario. Cruz’s campaign spread the word that Marco Rubio had dropped out, again saying that CNN had reported it.

    CNN denied that they had ever reported any info on Carson or Rubio dropping out. Indeed, there is no evidence to support that they had.

    Cruz never fired anyone on his staff regarding this.

    Heidi Cruz never left her job at Goldman-Sachs; she went on a leave-of-absence during lyin’ Ted’s campaign.

    Make no mistake, Cruz is eyeing 2020, and he erroneously thought that last night’s little performance was going to set that up.

    The good news is that after he and Heidi high-tailed it up to the sky boxes last night, they tried to get into a party being held in mega-donor Sheldon Adelson’s sky box at the arena. And they were turned away.

    as fallen police officers are being buried around this country
    as communists and anarchists mere yards from the RNC convention center are throwing plastic bags filled with urine and burning the American flag,
    this is what the first lady is doing, driving in a car on the WH grounds doing “carpool karaoke”:

    Tune in tonight to FOX for the RNC. Since Trump and his daughter Ivanka are set to take the stage,
    there is nothing left for Megyn Kelly to do
    except to broadcast in the nude. Did you see her last night?

    • Frankly Speaking says:

      The analysis here at Seeing Red AZ is great ( I usually agree with it!) but so are the comments! What a fine gathering place for conservatives. Thanks to you all.

  9. Saguaro Sam says:

    RE: FOX News IS the news today.

    So, on the last day of the RNC convention, as we get ready to hear from Mr. Trump,
    it is now learned that today is the day that old Rupert Murdoch and his very liberal sons will take to the newsroom themselves to tell us that they have officially ousted Roger Ailes.

    Mr. Ailes is the man who made FOX News and has insured that the Murdoch boys will be living large for the rest of their lives.

    It has been stated in many publications that the Murdoch boys are not interested in continuing to play to their chief demographic—people over the age of 60.

    Just one of the many accusers, Megyn Kelly alleges that she felt uncomfortable on one occasion 10 years ago when he tried to hug her.

    Ms. Kelly and the Murdoch boys are all in their mid-40’s.
    Let’s hope they are happy together.
    Maybe they will hire Ted Cruz, just like CNN hired Corey Lewandowski when Trump let him go.

    Meanwhile, I’ll go to breitbart and drudge and thegatewaypundit, and the dailymailonline, and canadafreepress, etc. for national and world news.

  10. Hunter says:

    First, that was a call for unity by Ronald Reagan – not an endorsement of Ford.

    Cruz called for victory at the polls for Republican principles and Republicans who stand for them. It’s not his fault that Trump’s supporters don’t think Trump qualifies.

    If Donald Trump had attacked my wife and father in the media like he attached Cruz’s family, I would have beaten him to a pulp – not endorsed him. Are you Trump supporters such wimps that you would put up with that treatment of your family by anybody and support him for public office?

    Unfortunately, Trump and most of his followers are ignorant, immoral pigs and seem to think that smearing and belittling people is acceptable behavior.

    Trump has hired a campaign finance director who works (or recently worked until joining Trump) at Goldman Sachs. That guy also donated money extensively to Democrats. Why weren’t the Trump pigs chanting “Goldman Sachs” at Trump or his finance director as well as at Heidi Cruz?

    Trump said he would not honor his promise to support other Republican candidates. Once he did that, the others were released from their obligation to support him. Plus, his gutter tactics made any promise of support to him void.

    Trump and his supporters can’t help whining about situations they put themselves in and blame everyone else for their problems. The system is rigged, Colorado stole delegates, Cruz didn’t endorse me (even though Cruz told Trump in advance he wouldn’t endorse Trump and gave Trump an advance copy of his speech and Trump could have simply not had Cruz address the convention).

    Trump is no conservative – he’s not really even a Republican.

    In short, Trump is a liar and a fraud. He and his supporters have put themselves in this position by their nasty, disgusting behavior. If they wanted Trump’s primary opponents to endorse him, they should have behaved more civilly.

    Those who found fault with Cruz asking Republicans to vote for candidates standing for Liberty and the Constitution revealed their own lack of conservative principles. Of course, Trump and his supporters are not standing for Liberty and the Constitution. They are standing for blind rage and their leader Trump who is channeling it.

    The only thing Trump has going for him is that he is not Hillary Clinton. The only evidence he might be a good person is that his children seem to be very decent people. He has done absolutely nothing to earn my vote or the vote of any real conservative who supports the Constitution. Maybe if Trump actually reads the Constitution, demonstrates he understands it, and proves he supports it, he will earn my support. The blame for this is on Trump – not on anyone else.

    He may get my vote because Hillary is probably worse and Trump might appoint some good Supreme Court and other Federal judges, but, so far, he has done nothing to earn it. Sadly, he has not adequately demonstrated that Hillary is definitely worse than he is. Probably – yes. Definitely – no. He still might end up being a national socialist which isn’t much better – and may even be slightly worse – than an international socialist. He had the Federalist Society and Heritage make a good list of judges, but Trump can’t be trusted on anything. He might still appoint his sister-in-law before appointing the good judges on his list.

    Cruz showed bravery and commitment to the principles that make this country great. Trump, who doesn’t have a clue about what really makes America great, may have the votes and have might on his side right now, but Cruz is right.

    • Conservative Since Birth says:

      I don’t think Conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly would surround herself or join a group that was mostly made up of “ignorant, immoral pigs.” Ted Cruz joined Trump’s dirty tricks by putting out a Playboy-type picture of Trump’s wife. Ted Cruz, as moral as he says he is, played some really underhanded games in his quest for becoming the nominee and that’s when people decided they didn’t like him or trust him. He should knock the chip off his shoulder and resign himself to not being the people’s choice. Watching him skulk around is creepy. Trump wasn’t my first choice, Cruz was – but Cruz showed himself, quite quickly, as a piece of work not worth the effort it would take to stick with him.

      I don’t need lectures on my choice to try to take back this wonderful country from the Marxists who are ruining it for us all.

      • Hunter says:

        Lectures wouldn’t work for you until you open your eyes. Cruz did not send out the picture of Trump’s wife; a PAC did. Also, that picture had already been publicly published with her permission by GQ since it was a posed cover photo; it was already out in the public domain. I thought it was inappropriate to send it out, but the PAC didn’t ask me and, to stay within the law, they didn’t ask Ted Cruz either. On the other hand, there is no question that Trump personally sent out the nasty picture of Heidi Cruz.

        Regarding Phyllis, she just liked Trump’s anti-immigration stance and thought that made him a conservative, but it doesn’t. Now that Trump is busy gathering money from GOP “king makers” to fund his general election campaign and to probably pay off the money he loaned to his campaign for the primaries, one of the main reasons for Phyllis supporting him is gone. In short, Phyllis made a mistake and did associate herself with ignorant, immoral pigs. Her Eagle Forum was outraged by it.

        If you think Trump is worth the effort to stick with, best wishes. Reflect on that when Trump pushes for national healthcare programs because “providing health care is one of the primary functions of the Federal government” and other leftist policies. It will take strong, conservative Republican congressional leadership to keep him from getting socialist legislation passed and doing stupid things which will be branded as Republican, and we haven’t had that for the last 16 years.

        I still might vote for Trump because Hillary is so bad. However, Trump has a lot of big problems too. Plus, he is deliberately sabotaging the Republican Party and his own candidacy. He needs to win the general election if he wants to be President. It is not encouraging that Trump and his supporters are saying and doing things that make Trump more difficult to consider voting for. Trump was still whining about Cruz today when he should have been going after Hillary Clinton. He will never win the general election that way.