Chair of the National Republican Committee Reince Priebus at opening day of the GOP Convention on July 18, 2016. (Photo credit: Mario B. Cabrera / Vision Fotos)
News Americas, CLEVELAND, Ohio, Tues. July 19, 2016: So the Grand Ole’ Party is underway in Cleveland, Ohio, and if ever there was any doubt of what “Make America Great Again” really stands for take a look at the faces of the delegates below from just Monday’s opener at the Quicken Loans arena.
Delegates at opening day of the 2016 GOP convention. (Photo credit: Mario B. Cabrera / Vision Fotos)
the Delegates on the floor of the 2016 Republican National Convention, during the morning opening prayers. (
Photo credit: Mario B. Cabrera / Vision Fotos)
Now take a look at the main line-up of speakers who spoke on opening day. We have listed their name and ethnicity for easy reading:
Melania Trump, wife of Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, delivers a speech on the first day of the Republican National Convention on July 18, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Melania Trump – Businesswoman and Wife of Donald Trump – Caucasian
Willie Robertson, CEO of Duck Commander and Buck Commander and star of Duck Dynasty – Caucasian
Governor Rick Perry, Former Governor of Texas – Caucasian
Marcus Luttrell – retired U.S. Navy SEAL and author – Caucasian
Scott Baio, Actor and Television Producer – Caucasian
Pat Smith, Mother of Benghazi victim, Sean Smith – Caucasian
Mark Geist, U.S. Marine Corps veteran, Fought in Battle of Benghazi – Caucasian
John Tiegen, U.S. Marine Corps veteran who fought in Battle of Benghazi – Caucasian
Kent Terry and Kelly Terry-Willis, The Brian Terry Foundation – Caucasian
Antonio Sabato, Jr., Actor – Caucasian
Sabine Durden, Advocate of Trump’s “Build The Wall” against immigrants – Caucasian
U.S. Representative Michael McCaul (TX-10) – currently serving his sixth term representing Texas’ 10th District in the United States House of Representatives. – Caucasian
U.S. Representative Sean Duffy (WI-7) – serving Wisconsin’s 7th District.- Caucasian
U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) – U.S. Senator of the state of Arkansas – Caucasian
Karen Vaughn, Mother of fallen U.S. Navy SEAL – Caucasian
U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) – serving his third term representing the people of Alabama – Caucasian
Rudy Giuliani, Former Mayor of New York City whose father Harold Giuliani had trouble holding a job, and was convicted of felony assault and robbery and served time in Sing Sing Prison according to Wikipedia. After his release he worked as an enforcer for his brother-in-law Leo D’Avanzo, who ran an organized crime operation involved in loan sharking and gambling at a restaurant in Brooklyn – Caucasian
Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, U.S. Army (ret.)
Lieutenant General Michael T. Flynn – Caucasian
U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa)
U.S. Senator Joni Ernst – Caucasian
Jason Beardsley, CEO of The Underground Movement – Caucasian
U.S. Representative Ryan Zinke (MT)
– currently serving the state of Montana’s at-large district in the United States House of Representatives. – Caucasian
Of course…. There are a few brown and black Trump-eteers in the mix.
BLACK & BROWN TRUMP-ETEERS
Republican candidate for US Senate Darryl Glenn delivers a speech on the first day of the Republican National Convention on July 18, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
1: Darryl Glenn, the African-American El Paso County Commissioner who took aim at Hillary Clinton pantsuits, as well as her email scandal, at the Republican National Convention on Monday.
“We know she enjoys her pantsuits, but we should send her an email telling her what she deserves is a bright orange jumpsuit,” he said.
2: David Clarke, Sheriff of Milwaukee County, who said Monday Trump will make America “safe again.”
3: Mary Ann Mendoza, who is Hispanic and claims she is a passionate advocate for immigration reform because she has experienced the consequences of the “failed system.”
4: Jamiel Shaw, an African American man whose son, Jamiel Andre’ Shaw, II (Jas), was murdered while returning home from the Beverly Center Mall in Los Angeles, California by an apparent immigrant gang member in the United States illegally.
5: Dr. Ralph Alvarado, a Hispanic Kentucky State senator, who – no surprise – is one of the few Latinos lined up to speak at the Convention this week.
6: Pastor Mark Burns, the African-American pastor from South Carolina and the co-founder of the Christian TV network NOW whose early support of Trump led the relatively unknown evangelical to the main stage of the Republican National Convention on Monday where he delivered the invocation calling for the party to unite behind Trump.
“Lord we are so thankful for the life of Donald Trump, we are thankful that you are guiding him, you are giving him the words to unite this party, this country,” he said.
On the entertainment front, don’t look also for any reggae performers here. No way! The convention Monday opened to the likes of Rush, David Bowie and The Who; G.E. Smith of Hall and Oates and “Saturday Night Live” led the band.
IRONY OF THE NIGHT
The biggest ironic moment came from Melania Trump last night as she noted: “Donald intends to represent all the people, not just some of the people,” Mrs. Trump said (in her characteristically soft tone). “That includes Christians and Jews and Muslims. It includes Hispanics and African Americans and Asians and the poor and the middle class. Throughout his career, Donald has successfully worked with people of many faiths and with many nations.”
Ok you be the judge? We gave you the list of opening day speakers and their ethnicity right!
Delegates, standing behind a police guard, as they prepare to enter the convention site.
Photo credit: Mario B. Cabrera / Vision Fotos
Meanwhile, just in case you are wondering – yes, you can bring real guns to the protests, but leave the water guns at home.
Bob Kunst, 74 years old, from Miami Beach, Florida, holds a one man protest, against, Hillary Clinton, at the 2016 Republican National Convention, in Cleveland, Ohio, Monday July 18th, 2016. (Photo Credit: Mario B. Cabrera / Vision Fotos)
Despite the city of Cleveland’s temporary bans on items such as tennis balls and bicycle locks in downtown Cleveland, Ohio state law allows demonstrators with radically different viewpoints to openly carry handguns and rifles as they encounter each other outside the convention.