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 Baio – Happy 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
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