/RNC 2020 Day 1: President Trump to be formally nominated by delegates

RNC 2020 Day 1: President Trump to be formally nominated by delegates

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The RNC kicks off with official convention business in Charlotte, North Carolina

Republicans will open their scaled-back national convention Monday and formally nominate President Donald Trump.

The overall theme of the convention, “Honoring the Great American Story,” will highlight “the promise and greatness of America” and Trump’s “leadership and what he has planned for the future,” a Trump campaign official said.

Each night will also have a sub-theme; on Monday, it is “Land of Promise.”

The presidential nomination, seconding speeches and roll call will take place Monday morning and not during primetime. The 336 delegates are set to gather in Charlotte, North Carolina, according to a Republican familiar with the planning.

ABC News Live will kick off primetime coverage each day at 7 p.m. ET on the network’s streaming news channel, and primetime coverage will air from 10-11 p.m. ET each night of the convention on the ABC Television Network. Check back here for live updates starting at 7 p.m.

As previously reported by ABC News, Trump is expected to be a part of the programming for each night of the convention.

Those scheduled to speak on the first night include:

  • Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C.
  • House Republican Whip Steve Scalise, R-La.
  • Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla.
  • Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio
  • Nikki Haley, former ambassador to the United Nations
  • Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel
  • Democratic Georgia state Rep. Vernon Jones
  • Charlie Kirk, founder of Turning Point USA
  • Kimberly Guilfoyle, national chair of the Trump Victory Finance Committee
  • Mark and Patricia McCloskey, St. Louis couple that went viral after waving their guns at Black Lives Matter protesters
  • Donald Trump, Jr., eldest son of the president
  • ABC News’ Kendall Karson, Terrance Smith, Rachel Scott, Will Steakin and Elizabeth Thomas contributed to this report.

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