Donald Trump has made it clear for months that the July RNC would be an event like no other, and with the announcement of his VP pick coming soon this Friday, hype regarding the four day event is at an all time high. And the hype should be high, because Trump has a list of uncanny A-listers as speakers for his event.
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 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 Trump.
There are prominent African-Americans, like Jamiel Shaw Sr., who became an outspoken advocate for tougher immigration laws after his son was killed in 2008 by an illegal immigrant; and Darryl Glenn, who is running for Senate in Colorado.
Holding to his promise regarding the theme, Trump also has slotted champion sports figures. From sports there is Tim 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 professional golfer Natalie Gulbis.
Billionaire Peter Thiel, the Silicon Valley entrepreneur, will represent the business community, along with Thomas J. Barrack Jr., a private-equity real estate investor.
The list of politicians scheduled to appear include Rudy Giuliani, the former New York mayor who has been critical of Black Lives Matter, and newcomers like Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas.
All four of Mr. Trump’s adult children are scheduled to speak as well. And more speakers are expected to be announced as the date gets closer.