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List of Speakers At Trump’s Republican National Convention Announced

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Alex Pappas Political Reporter

A list of people who will speak when Donald Trump is nominated for president at the Republican National Convention has been released.

Here is the list:

Pastor Mark Burns
Phil Ruffin
Congressman Ryan Zinke
Pat Smith
Mark Geist
John Tiegen
Congressman Michael McCaul
Sheriff David Clarke
Congressman Sean Duffy
Darryl Glenn
Senator Tom Cotton
Karen Vaughn
Governor Mike Huckabee
Mayor Rudy Giuliani
Melania Trump
Senator Joni Ernst
Kathryn Gates-Skipper
Marcus Luttrell
Dana White
Governor Asa Hutchinson
Attorney General Leslie Rutledge
Michael Mukasey
Andy Wist
Senator Jeff Sessions
Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn
Alex Smith
Speaker Paul Ryan
Congressman Kevin McCarthy
Kerry Woolard
Senator Shelley Moore Capito
Dr. Ben Carson
Co-Chair Sharon Day
Natalie Gulbis
Kimberlin Brown
Antonio Sabato, Jr.
Peter Thiel
Eileen Collins
Senator Ted Cruz
Newt Gingrich
Michelle Van Etten
Lynne Patton
Eric Trump
Harold Hamm
Congressman Chris Collins
Brock Mealer
Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn
Governor Mary Fallin
Darrell Scott
Lisa Shin
Governor Rick Scott
Chairman Reince Priebus
Tom Barrack
Ivanka Trump
Attorney General Pam Bondi
Jerry Falwell Jr.
Rabbi Haskel Lookstein
Chris Cox
Senator Mitch McConnell
Tiffany Trump
Governor Chris Christie
Donald J. Trump Jr.
Governor Scott Walker

The Thursday morning release of names comes a week after Trump said the list would be made public. No reason was given for the delay.

Interestingly, the list includes most of the names thought to being considered for vice president — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions and Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn – but not Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.

The list includes members of the Republican establishment, including RNC chairman Reince Priebus, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker Paul Ryan and House majority leader Kevin McCarthy. Others, like former presidential nominee Mitt Romney, former presidential candidate Jeb Bush and former president George W. Bush have said they won’t attend.

Several former primary rivals will speak, including Christie, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Dr. Ben Carson.

As expected, the list includes members of the family, including Melania Trump, Eric Trump, Donald J. Trump Jr., Tiffany Trump and Ivanka Trump.

It includes veterans like Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton, Benghazi survivor Mark Geist and retired United States Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell.

Another well-known non-politician, entrepreneur Peter Thiel, who founded PayPal, will speak. Well-known evangelicals like Pastor Mark Burns and Jerry Falwell Jr. are also speaking.

The RNC said this is a partial list and other names will be released before the convention begins on July 18. “The convention’s theme, ‘Make America Great Again,’ will focus on the core themes of Republican Presidential Nominee Donald J. Trump’s campaign: national security, immigration, trade and jobs,” the party said.

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