Cleveland, July 18: Chief Executive Officer of the 2016
Republican National Convention Jeff Larson on Sunday (July 17)
released an updated schedule for the "Make America Great Again" convention due to kick off here on Monday (July 18).
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The event will see non-traditional speakers including veterans, political outsiders, faith leaders, actors and even members of the Republican nominee-in-waiting Donald Trump presenting their thoughts and make a serious bid to change the status quo. [Children are watching, Hillary tells Trump]
Each of the four nights at the convention will see different themes playing off Trump's "Make America Great Again" slogan, as per the schedule. The themes are "Make America Safe Again", "Make America Work Again", "Make America First Again" and "Make America One Again". [GOP convention to begin with Melania Trump's speech]
Former rivals of Trump like Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Florida Senator Marco Rubio were also scheduled to speak though the latter said he would not be participating. Both Cruz and Rubio had ugly encounters with Trump during a raucous primary race but eventually could not stop the New York business tycoon from inching closer to the nomination.
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus told a news channel the speech on the concluding night (July 21) will be "really big deal" for the GOP. It will Trump's nomination-acceptance speech.