Yes, Chris Christie Will Speak at the RNC
New Jersey governor Chris Christie will speak at the Republican National Convention tomorrow.
Christie is a prime-time speaker set to present a speech on the day of the convention’s “Make America Work Again” theme, which Donald Trump, Jr. will headline, along with former presidential candidate Ben Carson, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito and actress Kimberlin Brown.
Christie has served as one of Donald Trump‘s key advisors since February, following the abandonment of his own presidential campaign. The N.J. governor suffered a blow after Trump selected Indiana governor Mike Pence as his running mate in a surprising move last week.
*Trump picks Pence*
— Yoni (@OriginalYoni) July 15, 2016
Christie has remained silent since Trump selected Pence as his running mate. But before Trump made the announcement, Christie discussed a possible letdown in an interview with MSNBC.
“I’m a competitive person, so I’m not going to say it won’t bother me if I’m not selected,” Christie said in the interview. “Of course it bothers you a little bit.”
The Republican National Convention kicks off today at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland and will run until July 21st. The full list of announced speakers is available on the convention website.
Here are the daily themes and headliners:
Monday: Make America Safe Again
Headliners: Melania Trump, Lieutenant General (ret.) Michael Flynn, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Jason Beardsley and U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke (Mont.).
Tuesday: Make America Work Again
Headliners: Donald Trump, Jr., Christie, U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (WV), Ben Carson and Kimberlin Brown.
Wednesday: Make America First Again
Headliners: Lynne Patton; Eric Trump; former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich and his wife, Callista; and Indiana Governor Mike Pence, whom Donald Trump has chosen as his vice presidential running mate.
Thursday: Make America One Again
Headliners: Peter Thiel, Tom Barrack, Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump
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