Donald Trump, “I want Sports Stars at RNC Convention, not Politicians”
The GOP presumptive Presidential nominee wants a “Winner’s Evening” of sports champions and celebrities, not politicians at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland next month.
“We are going to do it a little different, if it is OK,” Donald Trump told supporters Friday at a rally in Richmond, VA. “I am thinking about getting some of the great sports people who like me a lot.”
Among the names Donald Trump mentioned as supporters were NFL quarterbacks Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger; NASCAR CEO Brian France, who endorsed Mr. Trump last month; and Dana White, President of Ultimate Fighting Championship.
“Dana White, you know Dana White?” Mr.Trump asked. “UFC guy’s a Champion. These are Champions.”
Donald Trump also told of how he wooed the support of former Indiana University basketball coach Bobby Knight during the Hoosier State’s primary last month.
The sports stars would be touted to delegates in Cleveland next month as “Winners,” he said, not “these people, these politicians who are going to get up and speak and speak and speak.”
Donald Trump then apparently referenced the nominating speech by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in Y 2012, according to the report. Gov. Christie had been attacked for appearing to promote himself in the speech, not Mitt Romney, the party’s nominee.
“One guy spoke for, like, 45 mins,” Mr. Trump told the crowd, “He never mentioned Romney’s name.”
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