Republican National Convention 2016: Schedule, Themes and Headline Speakers

PHOTO: Reince Priebus, Chair of the Republican National Committee, speaks during the opening of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, July 18, 2016. Mark J. Terrill/AP Photo
Reince Priebus, Chair of the Republican National Committee, speaks during the opening of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, July 18, 2016.

Here is a rundown of the key themes and headlining speakers at the 2016 Republican National Convention, according to a release from convention CEO Jeff Larson.

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The nightly descriptions are excerpted from the RNC release:

Monday: Make America Safe Again

From the RNC: “A Donald Trump administration will listen to and learn from our nation’s heroes who have put themselves in harm’s way and pursue a national security strategy and foreign policy that will strengthen our military and make America safe again.”

Headliners:

  • Melania Trump
  • Lieutenant General (ret.) Michael Flynn
  • U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (Iowa)
  • Jason Beardsley
  • U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke (Mont.)
  • Other Speakers:

  • Scott Baio
  • Willie Robertson
  • Rick Perry
  • U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton (Ark.)
  • Rudy Giuliani
  • Tuesday: Make America Work Again

    From the RNC: “Donald Trump is a successful businessman with a solid record of creating jobs and the experience we need to get America’s economy up and running … and get Americans working again.”

    Headliners:

  • Tiffany Trump
  • Kerry Woolard
  • Donald Trump, Jr.
  • U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (W.Va.)
  • Ben Carson
  • Kimberlin Brown
  • Other Speakers:

  • Speaker of the House Paul Ryan
  • House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy
  • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie
  • Wednesday: Make America First Again

    From the RNC: “Under a Trump administration, America will once again be a beacon of progress and opportunity.”

    Headliners:

  • Lynne Patton
  • Eric Trump
  • former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich
  • Indiana Governor Mike Pence
  • Other Speakers:

  • Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.)
  • Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas)
  • Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker
  • Thursday: Make America One Again

    From the RNC: “Donald Trump will move our country beyond the divisive identity politics that have been holding us back by restoring leadership, building trust, and focusing on our shared love of country and our common goal of making America great again.”

    Headliners:

  • Peter Thiel
  • Tom Barrack
  • Ivanka Trump
  • Donald Trump
  • Other Speakers:

  • RNC Chairman Reince Preibus
  • Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin