While the Democrat National Convention continues, Republicans are making preparations in hopes of out-doing their rivals and deflecting the volley of attacks thrown at President Trump.
The Republican National Committee (RNC) has made its first announcements on who will be speaking at the bi-annual event, and some of them are sure to turn heads.
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First Lady Melania Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and President Donald Trump are expected to be the keynote speakers.
Other speakers include Governor Kristi Noem (SD), U.S. Senators Joni Earnst (IA) and Tim Scott (SC), former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA).
Noticeably absent from the list of speakers is U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (UT) and former President of the United States George W. Bush.
The event will be similar to the DNC’s “virtual convention” and President Trump has announced his plan to accept the Republican nomination from the White House.