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Republican Convention 2016 – The Confirmed Speakers, Dates & Program Schedule: RNC Cleveland Live Streaming Info

First Posted: Jul 15, 2016 05:16 PM EDT
Cleveland Prepares For Republican National Convention

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The speaker's list and the calendar of events for the 2016 Republican Convention are almost as unconventional as the presumptive candidate himself.

With festivities officially scheduled to kick off in downtown Cleveland on Monday, July 18, Donald Trump's coronation includes a colorful mix of speakers topped by the likes of former rival Ted Cruz, daughter Ivanka Trump and billionaire Silicon Valley entrepreneur Peter Thiel.

Tim Tebow to Speak? 

A partial list of planned speakers was also recently released that included former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL quarterback Tim Tebow, but he quickly took to social media to refute such reports.

"I wake up this morning to find out that I'm speaking at the Republican National Convention," Tebow posted on Facebook. "It's amazing how fast rumors fly and that's exactly what it is-a rumor."

Live Streaming of the Event

Other rumored to be taking the stage in some capacity include UFC president Dana White, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. You can watch a live stream of the festivities here. 

Word is the four night event will feature a different theme each night, among them immigration, security and the economy. Immigration is slated to be highlighted on the opening night, with Trump on record in insisting that he plans to deport millions of immigrants if he is elected.

Mike Pence as VP Pick 

Along with Cotton, speakers on the opening night include Jamiel Shaw, whose son was killed by an undocumented immigrant. The third night is reserved for Trump's vice presidential pick to speak, now widely rumored to be Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.

 The convention will wrap with Trump finally taking the podium on the final night of the event.

This year's convention has also generated much interest for the number of high-ranking party members who have decided to steer clear of the festivities and Trump's official crowning, among them former presidents George H. and George W. Bush and former party nominees John McCain and Mitt Romney.

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