The Republican National Convention is set to begin on Monday night and run through Thursday. Themed after “Honoring the great American story,” the RNC will see the GOP nominate Donald Trump for a second term as president and feature a long list of speakers.

While past conventions included a long list of elected officials and those seeking office, this group has noticeably fewer politicians and a lack of notable names from previous Republican administrations.

Notably, the speaker list includes at least one member of Trump’s family each day as well as several figures who went viral due to negative media exposure. These latter speakers include Nicholas Sandmann, who went viral after confronting a Native American activist at the Lincoln Memorial in 2019, and Mark and Patricia McCloskey, a St. Louis couple photographed pointing guns at Black Lives Matter protestors earlier in the year.

The complete list of speakers is as follows, in order of appearance:


  • Timothy Cardinal Dolan, archbishop of New York
  • Charlie Kirk, founder of Turning Point USA
  • Rebecca Friedrichs, public school teacher
  • Tanya Weinreis, small business owner whose cafe qualified for the Paycheck Protection Program
  • Rep. Matt Gaetz
  • Kim Klacik, Republican congressional nominee
  • Ronna McDaniel, chair of the Republican National Committee
  • Amy Johnson Ford, nurse practitioner
  • Dr. G.E. Ghali, surgeon
  • Rep. Jim Jordan
  • Herschel Walker, former NFL player and businessman
  • Natalie Harp, Trump campaign advisory board member
  • Vernon Jones, Georgia state representative
  • Andrew Pollack, father of Meadow Pollack, victim of the 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
  • Mark and Patricia McCloskey, St. Louis couple who pointed guns at Black Lives Matter protesters
  • Kimberly Guilfoyle, Trump campaign fundraiser and partner of Donald Trump Jr.
  • House Republican Whip Steve Scalise
  • Sean Parnell, Republican congressional nominee
  • Maximo Alvarez, founder of Sunshine Gasoline
  • Nikki Haley, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations
  • Donald Trump Jr.
  • Sen. Tim Scott


  • First Lady Melania Trump
  • Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
  • Sen. Rand Paul
  • Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds
  • Florida Lieutenant Gov. Jeanette Nuñez
  • Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron
  • Former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi
  • Abby Johnson, anti-abortion rights activist
  • Jason Joyce
  • Myron Lizer, Navajo Nation vice president
  • Mary Ann Mendoza, mother whose son was killed by an illegal immigrant
  • Megan Pauley
  • Cris Peterson
  • John Peterson
  • Nicholas Sandmann, student who had confrontation with Native American activist
  • Eric Trump, son of Mr. Trump
  • Tiffany Trump, daughter of Mr. Trump


  • 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
  • Richard Grenell, former acting director of national intelligence
  • Kellyanne Conway, outgoing White House counselor
  • Keith Kellogg, national security adviser to the vice president
  • Jack Brewer, former NFL player
  • Sister Dede Byrne, surgeon and military veteran
  • Madison Cawthorn, Republican congressional nominee
  • Scott Dane, executive director, Associated Contract Loggers & Truckers of Minnesota
  • Clarence Henderson, civil rights activist
  • Ryan Holets, police officer known for adopting opioid-addicted baby
  • Michael McHale, National Association of Police Organizations president
  • Burgess Owens, former NFL player and GOP congressional nominee
  • Lara Trump, Trump campaign adviser and wife of Eric Trump


  • 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, White House senior adviser
  • Ja'Ron Smith, White House assistant
  • Ann Dorn, widow of police officer killed in St. Louis
  • Debbie Flood, president of Wisconsin manufacturing company
  • Rudy Giuliani, former New York mayor
  • Franklin Graham, evangelical leader
  • Alice Johnson, ex-inmate pardoned by Mr. Trump
  • Wade Mayfield
  • Carl and Marsha Mueller, parents of U.S. aid worker killed by ISIS
  • Dana White, president of Ultimate Fighting Championship
The stairs to the stage on the floor of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, July 15, 2016. REUTERS/Rick Wilking