Donald Trump Plans To Have Pro Athletes And Coaches Appear At Republican Convention

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Alex Pappas Political Reporter
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Donald Trump is planning to have some professional coaches and athletes appear at the Republican National Convention next month.

“It’s not gonna be a ho-hum lineup of the typical politicians,” Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, said during a Wednesday interview with Virginia radio host John Fredericks.

Ivanka Trump said the convention line up will be “a great combination of our great politicians, but also great American businessmen and women and leaders across industry and leaders across really all the sectors, from athletes to coaches and everything in between.”

Bloomberg Politics reported Tuesday that Trump’s campaign is hoping to have sports figures, including former professional boxer Mike Tyson, former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka, former Indiana University basketball coach Bobby Knight, and NASCAR CEO Brian France, appear at the convention.

But Trump disputed on Twitter that Tyson would speak at the gathering. “Iron Mike Tyson was not asked to speak at the Convention though I’m sure he would do a good job if he was. The media makes everything up!” he tweeted.

Trump is expected to be formally nominated for president next month at the convention in Cleveland.

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