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Title: Darn, I wish I was going to The R convention
Source: The New York Slimes
URL Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/14/u ... ion-speakers-donald-trump.html
Published: Jul 14, 2016
Author: Bob Celeste
Post Date: 2016-07-14 08:17:45 by BobCeleste
Keywords: ACP
Views: 2086
Comments: 11

A night highlighting the tragedy in Benghazi, Libya. An appearance by onetime football star Tim Tebow. A presentation detailing former President Bill Clinton’s sexual misconduct.

Donald J. Trump, the presumptive nominee, has been promising a different kind of Republican National Convention, and plans obtained by The New York Times show that he is eager to put his showbiz stamp on the party’s gathering, even as he struggles to attract A-list talent.

The roster of speakers obtained by The Times, and confirmed by two people with direct knowledge of the convention planning, reveals a lineup lacking many of the party’s rising stars. Instead, it features some of Mr. Trump’s eclectic collection of friends, celebrities and relatives, from his Slovenian supermodel wife to professional golfer Natalie Gulbis.

The parade of people seems to have been selected to broaden Mr. Trump’s demographic reach.

There are several notable women speaking. They include Pam Bondi, the Florida attorney general, who tangled on television with the CNN anchor Anderson Cooper after the Orlando, Fla., nightclub massacre; Eileen Collins, the first woman to command a space shuttle mission; Gov. Mary Fallin of Oklahoma; Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa and Mr. Trump’s wife, Melania.

There are a few African-Americans, like Jamiel Shaw Sr., who became an outspoken advocate for tougher immigration laws after his son was killed in 2008 by an undocumented immigrant; and Darryl Glenn, who is running for Senate in Colorado.

From sports there is Mr. Tebow, the former quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner who is known for his conservative views; Dana White, the president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, a mixed martial arts organization; and Ms. Gulbis.


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This is gong to be great, there is a rumor that Tom Brady may speak, comparing the scrutiny given a Quarterback vs the Democrat nominee.

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#1. To: BobCeleste (#0)

"even as he struggles to attract A-list talent."

Hah! More like THEY'RE the ones struggling to get on what will be the biggest television event in the last 25 years.

misterwhite  posted on  2016-07-14   8:26:26 ET  Reply   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: misterwhite (#1)

Hah! More like THEY'RE the ones struggling to get on what will be the biggest television event in the last 25 years.

This convention is going to be great, I really wish I had agreed to go, Maine was begging for Trumpsters to go.

BobCeleste  posted on  2016-07-14   8:50:13 ET  Reply   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  


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