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On Saturday the Republican National Committee released a list of key speakers slated to appear at the Republican National Convention this week, and while there was definitely some good news, there was a lot of disappointment as well.
The good news was that President Donald Trump is slated to speak during every night of the convention, marking a first in convention history.
NYT reporting that at the GOP convention this week, President Trump plans to speak every night in 10 pm hour
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) August 23, 2020
While conservatives were pleased by this news, as they love the president, they weren’t pleased by the rest of the lineup, which can be seen below:
— Robert Barnes (@Barnes_Law) August 23, 2020
While every person seen above, from Donald Trump Jr. to South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, is certainly a star, many conservatives felt that far more stars should have been included in the lineup, including but not limited to the following:
Should include Candace Owens and Vernon Jones and the CEO of Goya
— Mr. Truthseeker (@tidervanydv) August 23, 2020
Why the hell is Candace Owens not giving a keynote address at the GOP convention?
— thebradfordfile™ (@thebradfordfile) August 23, 2020
Candace Owens must be speaker at the RNC convention. I know some black conservatives don’t like her but we have to put our differences aside & unite for a Trump Victory. Candice Owens has a powerful voice, articulate & has great presence.
— Melissa Tate (@TheRightMelissa) August 23, 2020
— RebeccaH (@TrumpPence_Won) August 23, 2020
— kingston Edward (@Kingstonmega) August 23, 2020
— McCartney2🌷🌸🎼⚖ (@Cartney2Mc) August 21, 2020
Wait, why isn’t Candace Owens speaking? And where’s Tulsi?
They put in such hard work uplifting the GOP that I was almost certain they’d be rewarded with some prominent recognition at the RNC. Let’s also not forget the value of added diversity! pic.twitter.com/TlidDsdqgs
— Staying in the Game (@AdrienneLaw) August 23, 2020
@GOP very disappointed in you. As usual you drop the ball in reaching out to millions of Americans thinking you know what we want to see at this convention. No @RealCandaceO , @ScottBaio , @IWashington , @DiamondandSilk , @TheLeoTerrell , @HerschelWalker on the list to speak?
— Joe n’ Ho 2020 (@Freedom69sofine) August 23, 2020
Did you catch the names? While some of them such as firebrand black conservative activist Candace Owens and Fox News host Tucker Carlson showed up repeatedly, others were only mentioned once or twice.
Below is the full list:
- Tucker Carlson
- Candace Owens
- #WalkWay Democrat Georgia state Rep. Vernon Jones
- Goya CEO Robert Unanue
- Sen. Ted Cruz
- Florida congressional candidate Laura Loomer
- Maryland congressional candidate Kimberly Klacik
- #WalkAway Fox News contributor Leo Terrell
- Black conservatives Diamond and Silk
- Former NFL star turned proud conservative Herschel Walker
- Black Hollywood actor turned conservative activist Isaiah Washington
- Hollywood actor Scott Baio
To be fair to the RNC, the list of key speakers doesn’t identify everybody who’ll be speaking at or participating at the event. It only focuses on the “key” ones.
But unbeknownst to some conservatives, there are other people who’ll also be speaking, including former Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann, St. Louis couple Mark and Patricia McCloskey, HUD Secretary Ben Carson, etc.
Alice Johnson, the former 21-year prison inmate who would have spent the rest of her life in prison for cocaine trafficking if it hadn’t been for the president’s First Step Act, is also slated to attend and make some remarks.
Convention speakers include: Rudy Giuliani, Mike Pompeo, Ivanka Trump, Jeff Van Drew, Kellyanne Conway, Ben Carson, Alice Johnson, Carl and Marsha Mueller, Ric Grenell, Tim Scott, Nikki Haley, Matt Gaetz, Jim Jordan, Dana White https://t.co/cjvXEapvLC
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) August 23, 2020
But as rightly noted by the critics, for some reason neither Owens nor Carlson will be present, despite the outsized role they’ve played this past year in conservative politics.
Owens was one of the first voices to stand up to the propaganda surrounding deceased Minneapolis criminal suspect George Floyd. Carlson meanwhile has been pivotal in pushing back against the left’s coronavirus propaganda.
The Fox News host has also been vital for ensuring that the American people — or at least those who tune in to Fox News — receive accurate coverage about the violent rioting that’s plagued major left-wing metropolitans across the country.
And well, to many conservatives, it’d be nice to have these two unrepentant speakers of truth and facts appear at the convention.
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