An eclectic mix of speakers appears to be lined up for the upcoming Republican National Convention.
The list includes celebrities, friends and relatives of presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump, according to a roster obtained by The New York Times, and appears to be an attempt to broaden Trump’s demographic appeal.
The selection of speakers features several women, including Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin and Eileen Collins, the first woman to command a space shuttle mission. Trump’s wife Melania is also on the speaker’s list.
The lineup also includes politicians like former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas. Notably missing is former governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin.
There will also be a few African-Americans speaking, like Darryl Glenn, who is running for Senate in Colorado and Jamiel Shaw Sr., an advocate for tougher immigration laws whose son was killed by an undocumented immigrant, the Times reported.
Sports celebrities like professional golfer Natalie Gulbis, Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White, and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow.
With the varied list of speakers so far revealed, it seems the addition of the former quarterback was the one that created quite a mixed reaction on social media.
Tim Tebow speaking at the RNC? Well, Jesus ate with the lepers……
— Dan Ryan (@daytonadan) July 14, 2016
Most discussed topic in Orlando right now: Tim Tebow https://t.co/b8iiBrvNpI
— Orlando Now (@TopOrlandoNow) July 14, 2016
@nytimes Tim Tebow? ????????????????
— David R. Veloz (@David747Heavy) July 14, 2016
— Mike Jones (@never3puttjones) July 14, 2016
@ClayTravis lol Tebow and Trump are polar opposites. Or so Timmy tries to make us think
— Davy Cockett, CPA (@CockettDavy) July 14, 2016
@ClayTravis how long until Tebow runs for public office?
— Kent Murphy (@KentMurphy79) July 14, 2016
Coming soon: Senator Tim Tebow. pic.twitter.com/1gBsnsgQcS
— Michael Oleaga (@EditorMikeO) July 14, 2016
— ConservatIveSoCalGal (@DebraJarvis2) July 14, 2016
I watch ppl like Tim Tebow. And I can fully say he gives his heart & time to FL communities expecting Nothing back. https://t.co/dmKA31CQsm
— PhDee ® (@PhDee) July 14, 2016
Newsflash, Tim Tebow, this is not What Jesus Would Do … just ask 2 Corinthians, any 2 Corinthians https://t.co/zaWzlT36yD
— Patricia (@theshrk22) July 14, 2016
Another time when Tim Tebow failed to know how to pass.
— Barry Werner (@Steviecade) July 14, 2016
Tim Tebow haters are out in full force. ?. I'm convinced their hate is a reflection of how they feel about themselves. #TimTebow
— Asphalt + Trails (@AsphaltAndTrail) July 14, 2016
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