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Conservative Texas Republicans for Liberty and Economic Freedom
The 2016 Republican National Convention
The Lincoln Society has chronicled moments from the 2016 Republican National Convention through video and photographs. If you attended the convention and would like to contribute your personal memories to this page, we’d love you to share!
The Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.
The overhead screens at the Quicken Loans Arena.
Workers preparing the stage.
Bruce Ash, Chairman of the Rules Committee (right), conferring with Al Gage, Parliamentarian.
The Rules Committee hard at work during the week before the convention.
Day One: Make America Safe Again
From attacks on our own soil and overseas to the tragedy in Benghazi, the policies of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have left us vulnerable. Our immigration system is broken, leaving our country open to security threats and the negative consequences of illegal immigration. A Donald Trump administration will listen to and learn from our nation’s heroes who have put themselves in harm’s way and pursue a national security strategy and foreign policy that will strengthen our military and make America safe again.
19 year-old Marlana VanHoose of Kentucky sang the national anthem.
Willie Robertson, CEO of Duck Commander and Buck Commander
Governor Rick Perry, Former Governor of Texas
Marcus Luttrell, U.S. Navy SEAL
Scott Baio, Actor and Television Producer
Pat Smith, Mother of Benghazi victim, Sean Smith
Monday, 18 July 2016. Mark Geist and John Tiegen
Kelly Terry-Willis and Kent Terry
Antonio Sabato, Jr., Actor
Mary Ann Mendoza, Sabine Durden, Jamiel Shaw
U.S. Representative Michael McCaul (TX-10)
David Clarke, Sheriff of Milwaukee County
U.S. Representative Sean Duffy (WI-7)
Darryl Glenn, El Paso County Commissioner
U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas)
Karen Vaughn, Gold Star Mother
U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama)
Rudy Giuliani, Former Mayor of New York City
Donald Trump introducing Melania Trump.
Melania Trump, Businesswoman and Wife of Donald Trump
Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, U.S. Army (ret.)
U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa)
Master Sgt. Jason Beardsley, U.S. Army (Ret.)
U.S. Representative Ryan Zinke (MT)
Gov. Mike Pence’s surprise speech at the American Conservative Union Foundation luncheon in Cleveland, 19 July 2016
Day Two: Make America Work Again
The Obama years have delivered anemic economic growth, the lowest labor-force participation rate in 38 years, and job-killing regulations and legislation like Obamacare. These policies are crushing middle-class families, and a Hillary Clinton presidency would merely be an Obama third term that would deliver the same poor results. Donald Trump is a successful businessman with a solid record of creating jobs and the experience we need to get America’s economy up and running … and get Americans working again.
Pennsylvania passed so that New York, with Donald Trump, Jr. speaking, could put Donald Trump over the threshold in delegate count to become the official nominee.
The moment in the delegate reporting when Donald J. Trump crossed over the minimum number of delegates to receive the nomination.
Sharon Day, Co-Chair of the Republican National Committee
Dana White, President, UFC
Governor Asa Hutchison, Governor of Arkansas
Leslie Rutledge, Arkansas Attorney General
Michael B. Mukasey, Former Attorney General
Andy Wist, Businessman
U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin)
Chris Cox, Executive Director of NRA Institute for Legislative Action
Natalie Gulbis, Golfer, LPGA
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)
U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (WI-1)
U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23)
Governor Chris Christie, Governor of New Jersey
Tiffany Trump, Daughter of Donald Trump
Kerry Woolard, General Manager, Trump Winery
Donald Trump, Jr., Son of Donald Trump and EVP, The Trump Organization
U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-West Virginia)
Dr. Ben Carson, Neurosurgeon
Kimberlin Brown, Actor
Day Three: Make America First Again
America has always been an exceptional nation. Our Founding Fathers created a system of government that has protected our liberty, allowed American ingenuity to flourish, and lifted people out of poverty by creating the conditions for opportunity and prosperity. Unfortunately, years of bad policies and poor leadership have weakened our position in the world. Under a Trump administration, America will once again be a beacon of progress and opportunity.
Laura Ingraham, Radio Host
Phil Ruffin, Businessman
Pam Bondi, Attorney General of Florida
Eileen Collins, Astronaut (retired)
Michelle Van Etten, Small Business Owner
Kentucky State Senator Ralph Alvarado, Jr.
Darrell Scott, Pastor
Harold Hamm, CEO of Continental Resources
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker
Lynne Patton, The Eric Trump Foundation
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida)
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas)
Eric Trump, Executive Vice President of The Trump Organization
Newt Gingrich, Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
Indiana Governor Mike Pence, Candidate for Vice President
Day Four: Make America One Again
America faces serious challenges at home and threats from abroad. In order to turn our challenges into opportunities and keep America secure, we need leadership that will focus on what unites us, not what divides us. Donald Trump will move our country beyond the divisive identity politics that have been holding us back by restoring leadership, building trust, and focusing on our shared love of country and our common goal of making America great again.
Brock Mealer, Motivational Speaker
U.S Representative Marsha Blackburn (TN-7)
Governor Mary Fallin, Governor of Oklahoma
Dr. Lisa Shin, National Diversity Coalition for Trump
Reince Priebus, RNC Chairman
Jerry Falwell, Jr., President of Liberty University and evangelical leader
Peter Thiel, Venture Capitalist
Tom Barrack, CEO of Colony Capital
The Biographical Video of Donald J. Trump, narrated by actor Jon Voigt.
Ivanka Trump, Daughter of Donald Trump and EVP at the Trump Organization
Donald J. Trump accepting the Republican nomination for the presidency.