Despite reports to the contrary yesterday, and the internet losing its collective mind at the notion that a short-lived NFL quarterback/eternal Florida Gators legend would be speaking at the Republican National Convention on behalf of Donald Trump, it sounds like Tim Tebow has literally zero plans to do so.
And by zero plans, I mean that Tebow stated that he seriously hadn’t the slightest idea that he was purportedly slated to give a speech of any kind at the 4-day convention being held in Cleveland starting Monday. The news knocked his socks off, too.
Forbes reports that of course, Trump’s campaign hasn’t issued a comment on the rumor they’re potentially responsible for starting. Ya don’t say?
The Trump campaign did not immediately respond to questions about Tebow’s departure from a convention program that the New York billionaire’s team had long teased would be an extraordinary display of political entertainment. But instead of sports stars and celebrities, as promised, the campaign is relying heavily on the party’s establishment for the four-day convention, which begins Monday.
The presumptive presidential nominee has approved a convention program that features at least 20 current or former elected officials, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a primary rival.
Peter Thiel, PayPal co-founder, may be the first-openly gay speaker featured at a national Republican convention. His appearance comes as party leaders refuse to soften the GOP’s formal opposition to gay marriage.
Other speakers will include four of Trump’s children, Las Vegas casino owner Phil Ruffin, and actor and former underwear model Antonio Sabàto Jr.
Mark Geist and John Tiegen, survivors of the deadly 2012 attack on the American diplomatic consulate in Benghazi, Libya, will speak.
“This impressive lineup of veterans, political outsiders, faith leaders and those who know Donald Trump the best — his family and longtime friends — represent a cross-section of real people facing the same challenges as every American household,” said Trump spokesman Jason Miller.
Sounds like a great event!!!
AHAHAHAHAHAHAA just kidding.