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We now know who will be speaking at GOP convention, but one name has folks in upheaval

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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.

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Frieda Powers


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