Word began to leak out on Saturday as to the speakers at next week's Republican National Committee Convention.
The event will be largely virtual, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and is set to be held against a backdrop of two hurricanes hitting Louisiana.
Fox News posted a graphic on Saturday identifying a dozen planned speakers. Included are President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, first lady Melania Trump, senior White House advisor Ivanka Trump, her brothers Donald Trump, Jr. and Eric Trump from her father's first marriage and half-sister Tiffany Trump from her father's second marriage.
Also included are House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA), Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), Gov. Kristi Noem (R-SD) and Ambassador Nikki Haley.
Lol https://t.co/FwXikV7Y9F— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn Torabi) 1598136247.0
Annie Karni, White House correspondent for The New York Times reported that White House officials would also be taking the stage. White House social media director Dan Scavino, trade advisor Larry Kudlow and senior advisor Kellyanne Conway will speak.
Trump defense attorney Rudy Giuliani will also reportedly speak.
The WH is taking the stage at the RNC next week. Per source, Dan Scavino, Larry Kudlow, and Kellyanne Conway will… https://t.co/EZODRJJPMR— Annie Karni (@Annie Karni) 1598138746.0
Here's some of what people were saying about Trump's choices:
White speakers 83% Trump speakers 50% Black speakers 8.3% Asian speakers 8.3% Latinx speakers… https://t.co/GpB9cEU8zn— Matt Ortega (@Matt Ortega) 1598136449.0
Trump not wanting pre-tapes means Rudy will be speaking late into the evening. Would mark that on your calendar. Po… https://t.co/pwi6r5t0Rm— Tim Miller (@Tim Miller) 1598141508.0
@anniekarni @costareports So, is it being billed as “A Night of a Thousand Hatch Act Violations?— Lauren (@Lauren) 1598139328.0
@anniekarni Why on earth are they letting Larry and Rudy on the stage....seems like a big risk— Noble Prize in Sarcasm (@Noble Prize in Sarcasm) 1598139490.0
Kinda mailing it in here https://t.co/R0ScY0Nvxq— Tommy Vietor (@Tommy Vietor) 1598139858.0
@anniekarni This RNC is gonna be the Superbowl for process servers— 🕊Scout (@🕊Scout) 1598138862.0
@JaehJee @anniekarni Save your weed for something better. Mellow is not what you want. This calls for numbing... get out the vodka!!— DeniseJ0512 (@DeniseJ0512) 1598139204.0
Tfw half the keynote speakers are your family members because nobody wants to be associated with this historic disa… https://t.co/OGpSJ29PgC— Jesse Damiani (@Jesse Damiani) 1598137191.0
Wait till trump finds out that Tiffany is actually his daughter https://t.co/3R90HNevpX— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@Molly Jong-Fast🏡) 1598136398.0
Honestly, I was expecting all trumps, Eric's wife, and Jr's girlfriend. I guess glad they found a few extras. https://t.co/xyhdWWOmAz— Russell Foster for Texas (@Russell Foster for Texas) 1598136623.0
Half of the "key speakers" have the surname Trump. So you know the brain trust for this event is going to be low g… https://t.co/n9dl13bTzS— HawaiiDelilah™ (@HawaiiDelilah™) 1598137263.0
Worst Choose Your Fighter screen of all time (via @Acyn) https://t.co/zPtSeqHeEH— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar) 1598136652.0
when half of your key speakers share the same last name it a time to re-evaluate the breadth of your coalition (or… https://t.co/rhd5sLuQbi— Taniel (@Taniel) 1598137627.0
How many of these people have been banned from running a charity? https://t.co/0GT6Obains— David Corn (@David Corn) 1598136950.0
Huge congrats to the RNC on hitting their diversity goal of having 50% of key convention speakers without the last… https://t.co/6G37bgzkuQ— Max Steele (@Max Steele) 1598139509.0
Imagine being Devin Nunes and spending four years doing everything in your power to protect Trump and then having T… https://t.co/XrUR0jjeu9— Phil Arballo (@Phil Arballo) 1598138025.0
Just to show how weak the RNC's lineup is, I moved Trump's family into the top line and the rest to the bottom. Th… https://t.co/gWxR0P77ZU— Josh Jordan (@Josh Jordan) 1598138090.0
This isn’t the RNC, it’s a Trump family reunion. They even found Tiffany. 🤔 https://t.co/1M669EV6q2— Linda Childers (@Linda Childers) 1598140523.0
Trump yearbook: Most Shameful - Nikki Haley Most Immoral - Pence Most Likely To Only Look At Her Own Photo - Ivanka… https://t.co/hYxvgufIkl— Paul Rudnick (@Paul Rudnick) 1598140693.0
The keynote speakers of a week-long snake oil convention. https://t.co/9bmvDldahY— Steward Beckham (@Steward Beckham) 1598136901.0
In their defense, this is really the best they've got. https://t.co/bWpbEaKdu8— Khashoggi’s Ghost (@Khashoggi’s Ghost) 1598138211.0
LOL These are the RNC speakers? This is all I see: https://t.co/nW7Y9nLd52 https://t.co/XwphbWqlAm— JerriLynn (@JerriLynn) 1598137682.0
@ProjectLincoln Tiffany’s speech, most likely used as a character reference for Trump, will be something like “My D… https://t.co/jpMx5ORRG8— Brian G (@Brian G) 1598139045.0