Republican National Convention Speakers, Day 1

Jessica Taylor

NPR

18th July 2016

The first night of the Republican National Convention is focused on national security, with presumptive nominee Donald Trump designating the theme as ”Make America Safe Again.” The highlight of the evening will be when Trump’s wife, Melania, speaks, with her husband slated to introduce her in his first public appearance in Cleveland. Other noteworthy speakers include former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, former Texas Gov.

Rick Perry, Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton, Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions and Iowa Sen.

Joni Ernst. Trump has also tried to bring some star power to the convention, but many top athletes and actors passed. Duck Dynasty reality TV star Willie Robertson is scheduled to address the crowd early in the evening.

Then, former ’80s heartthrob Scott Baio, of Happy Days and Charles in Charge fame, is speaking, as is former soap opera actor and Calvin Klein model Antonio Sabato Jr. Here are the highlights of what to expect tonight. All times are Eastern:.

 

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