Dana White to speak at Republican National Convention

The 2020 Republican National Convention will be held in part in part in Charlotte, NC, but largely virtually, and runs Monday through Thursday. It will feature over 70 speakers. There will be a lot of Trumps including the President’s daughters Tiffany and Ivanka, sons Eric and Donald, daughter-in-law Lara, and wife Melania, along with, of course, Donald himself.

The four-day event will feature notable Republican politicians and conservative figures including Vice President Mike Pence, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas, former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley, Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky.

Less conventional speakers include: Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the couple who pointed guns at protesters from the steps of their St. Louis mansion; Andrew Pollack, whose daughter was killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida; and Nicholas Sandmann, the Covington Catholic High School student who sued The Washington Post and CNN for defamation after an exchange of views with a native American protestor went viral.

The event peaks on the final day with the President accepting the nomination from the White House. Final day speakers preceding the President include HUD Secretary Ben Carson, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California, White House aide Ja’Ron Smith, the president’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, and UFC president Dana White.

White also spoke at the 2016 RNC and appeared at a Trump rally in February. White, who professes no notable interest in politics, has long cited Trump’s support of the UFC in the earliest days of the purchase by ZUFFA as a significant factor in the eventual success of the league. The two are said to speak as odten as once a week. Then interim welterweight UFC champion Colby Covington was the first notable MMA fighter to meet a US president in the Oval Office, and Trump was the first US president to appear at an event in person, at UFC 244 on November 2, 2019, at Madison Square Garden.

It is not known if White will appear in person, but in all likelihood will appear virtually, due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

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