In keeping with the character of his “reality show” presidential campaign, Donald Trump has announced he wants this year’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland to be more glitz and glam than the usual boring fare.
While no formal announcement has been made, the Trump camp is promising nights of star-studded entertainment.
“I’m going to put on a convention like you’ve never seen before, I promise you that. It’s going to be beautiful,” said the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. “You know I have a lot of friends in showbiz who offered their services to me.”
A schedule of the four-day event has, nevertheless, been leaked. Here are the headliners that will rock Cleveland in July:
July 18th – Opening night. Donald Trump has gotten his good friend and supporter, Wayne Newton, to open the festivities. Said Mr. Las Vegas, “Should be a fun gig. I hear they are expecting a crowd of over 50,000. I have to say, Donny is a good bet to win it all.”
July 19th – Day Two. Look for Magician David Copperfield to wow the crowd with his magic act. “I’ve known Donald for years and am a big fan. He has asked that I do one of my vanishing tricks. He wants me to make the fear some convention delegates have about nominating him go “poof!” said Copperfield.
July 20th – Day Three. Realizing a little comedy never hurt, Trump will have comedian George Lopez bring laughter to some in the crowd who might still be a bit somber about a Trump nomination. “Donny thought a Mexican comedian would eventually help him with Hispanics in the general election. That gringo, always thinking!” said Lopez.
July 21st – Closing night. The Convention closes with a bang with four of Trump’s biggest musical supporters: Kid Rock, Ted Nugent, Loretta Lynn and Kiss frontman, Gene Simmons. Said Trump, “I wanted a little bit country and a little bit of rock and roll. My fans span all kinds of musical tastes, you know.”
Between all that entertainment, the Republican delegates will have to get down to business and elect their 2016 presidential nominee, Donald J. Trump. The convention promises to be a ratings bonanza for the networks and is sure to set a new standard for political conventions going forward.
Be wary Debbie Wasserman Schultz!
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