PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN & ELECTIONS
Republican National Convention program and schedule announced
By Bonnie K. Goodman
The full schedule for the 2016 Republican National Convention is finally here. On Sunday, July 17, 2016, Jeff Larson, CEO of the 2016 Republican National Convention issued a press release announcing a full schedule, and speakers list for the convention. The GOP convention nominating businessman Donald Trump is entitled “Make America Great Again,” and is being held from July 18 to 21 in Cleveland, Ohio.
The press release describes the lineup as “unconventional.” Larson says, “Veterans, political outsiders, faith leaders and presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump’s family members will lead an unconventional lineup of speakers who have real-world experience and will make a serious case against the status quo and for an agenda that will make America great again.”
Monday: Make America Safe Again about creating “a national security strategy and foreign policy that will strengthen our military and make America safe again.”
Headliners: Melania Trump, Lieutenant General (ret.) Michael Flynn, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Jason Beardsley and U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke (Mont.).
Additional speakers include: Willie Robertson of “Duck Dynasty,” former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, actor Scott Baio, Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, Sen. Tom Cotton, Sen. Jeff Sessions and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
Tuesday: Make America Work Again about “getting America’s economy up and running … and get Americans working again.”
Headliners: Donald Trump, Jr., U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (WV), Ben Carson and Kimberlin Brown.
Additional speakers include: Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
Wednesday: Make America First Again focusing on making America “once again be a beacon of progress and opportunity.”
Headliners: Lynne Patton; Eric Trump; former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich and his wife, Callista; and Indiana Governor Mike Pence, whom Donald Trump has chosen as his vice presidential running mate.
Additional speakers include: Radio host Laura Ingraham, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Sen. Marco Rubio, and Sen. Ted Cruz.
Thursday: Make America One Again emphasizing that “Trump will move our country beyond the divisive identity politics that have been holding us back by restoring leadership, building trust, and focusing on our shared love of country and our common goal of making America great again.”
Headliners: Peter Thiel, Tom Barrack, Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump
Additional speakers include: Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, Tennessee Rep. Marsha Blackburn, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus and Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr.