SAN fRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The Republican National Convention kicked off Monday in Charlotte, North Carolina as the party formally nominated President Trump in a roll call. Mr. Trump received 2,550 delegates’ votes, unanimously making him the party nominee.
The RNC expected lineup includes first lady Melania Trump and the president’s daughter Ivanka Trump, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield). The broad focus of the convention will be the “forgotten men and women of America,” Trump campaign officials told Axios. Each night of the convention will have its own theme, such as “land of greatness” and “land of heroes.”
Monday’s theme is “Land of Promise.” Expected speakers include Senator Tim Scott, House Republican Whip Steve Scalise, Representative Jim Jordan, former United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley, RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, Donald Trump Jr. and Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the St. Louis couple photographed pointing guns at Black Lives Matter protesters.
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