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Day 2 of the Republican National Convention is kicking off tonight with speeches from first lady Melania Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, US National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow, Tiffany Trump and Eric Trump. The as its 2020 candidate on Monday. Trump is expected to officially accept the nomination Thursday night. The RNC is taking place at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, the event’s third location after being moved twice due to COVID-19 restrictions and a surge in coronavirus cases.
The convention will be attended in person by six delegates from each state and territory, for a total of 336 people. Organizers had originally expected roughly 2,500 delegates to be on site before the forced organizers to scale back the event. All attendees will follow health protocols, including mask wearing, social distancing and pretravel COVID-19 testing. All delegates will be required to undergo daily symptom tracking and temperature checks.
Throughout the week, you’ll see speeches from the president, Vice President Mike Pence, Ivanka Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Trump and Pence are running against, who were formally nominated at the last week.
The main RNC speeches will start at 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT) each day and end at 11 p.m ET (8 p.m. PT). The convention runs from Monday, Aug. 24 through Thursday, Aug. 27.
Who’s speaking at the RNC Tuesday night?
The following speakers will deliver their speeches starting at 9 p.m. ET tonight.
- First lady Melania Trump
- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
- Sen. Rand Paul
- Larry Kudlow, Director of the US National Economic Council
- Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds
- Florida Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez
- Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron
- Former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi
- Myron Lizer
- Mary Ann Mendoza
- Megan Pauley
- Cris Peterson
- John Peterson
- Nicholas Sandmann
- Eric Trump
- Tiffany Trump
Who’s speaking later this week?
The RNC’s unifying theme is “Honoring the Great American Story.” Daily themes include “Land of Promise,” “Land of Opportunity,” “Land of Heroes” and “Land of Greatness.” Here’s who will be speaking each day.
Wednesday, Aug. 26: Vice President Mike Pence, second lady Karen Pence, Sen. Marsha Blackburn, Sen. Joni Ernst, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, Rep. Dan Crenshaw, Rep. Elise Stefanik, Rep. Lee Zeldin, Former Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell, White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway, Keith Kellogg, Jack Brewer, Sister Dede Byrne, Madison Cawthorn, Scott Dane, Clarence Henderson, Ryan Holets, Michael McHale, Burgess Owens, Lara Trump.
Thursday, Aug. 27: President Donald Trump, HUD Secretary Ben Carson, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Sen. Tom Cotton, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Rep. Jeff Van Drew, Ivanka Trump, Ja’Ron Smith, Ann Dorn, Debbie Flood, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Franklin Graham, Alice Johnson, Wade Mayfield, Carl and Marsha Mueller, Dana White.
Where to watch the RNC without cable
The RNC will livestream a produced version of the events across all of the Committee on Arrangements’ social media accounts, as well as other platforms. Those include:
Where to watch the RNC on cable television
Here’s a list of channels that will be covering the RNC:
- ABC News
- CBS News
- Fox News
- NBC News
- PBS News
Who already spoke this week
Monday, Aug. 24: Sen. Tim Scott, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, Rep. Matt Gaetz, Rep. Jim Jordan, Former US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel, Georgia State Rep. Vernon Jones, Amy Johnson Ford, Kimberly Guilfoyle (Trump campaign fundraiser), Natalie Harp (Trump campaign advisory board member), Charlie Kirk ( founder of Turning Point USA), Republican congressional nominee Kim Klacik, Republican congressional nominee Sean Parnell, Donald Trump, Jr., Andrew Pollack (school safety activist), Tanya Weinreis (small business owner), and Mark and Patricia McCloskey.