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Watch the First Day of the Republican National Convention

The Republican National Convention begins today, and it marks the coalescence of the GOP as it prepares to officially head into the general election. Today’s events at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland will be the beginning of the official proceedings to recognize Donald Trump as the party’s 2016 presidential nominee.

The first day’s theme is Make America Safe Again. The goal will be to focus on portraying Trump as the “law and order candidate” who is the most suitable person to address the immigration system, promote national security, and prevent terror and acts of violence like yesterday’s attack in Louisiana.

The convention will kick off at 1:00 p.m. ET.

Below is an abbreviated list of the some of the most notable speakers headlining the day. You can see the complete list here.

Willie Robertson – CEO of Duck Commander, star of Duck Dynasty.

Scott BaioHappy Days star, actor, TV producer

Patricia Smith – Mother of Benghazi victim Sean Smith

David Clarke – Milwaukee County Sheriff, Fox Contributor

Sean Duffy – U.S. Representative of Wisconsin

Tom Cotton – Senator of Arkansas

Jeff Sessions – Senator of Alabama

Rudy Giuliani – Former New York City mayor

Melania Trump – Wife of Donald Trump

Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn – Retired lieutenant general of the U.S. Army

Joni Ernst – Senator of Iowa

Watch above, via Right Side Broadcasting.

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