Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the Grand Park Events Center on July 12, 2016 in Westfield, Indiana. Trump is campaigning amid speculation he may select Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate.
Photo: Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images
Photo: Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images

List of RNC speakers released

The partial list has some expected names on it, and some surprising omissions.

According to The New York Times, among themissing are up-and-comers in the Republican Party. Instead, it is a rundown of Trump's friends, celebrities and relatives. 

Tim Tebow had been one of the expected speakers. But he later announced that he was not going to speak, USA Today reported. Billionaire Peter Thiel, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas are also scheduled to speak. 

All four of Trump's adult children will take the podium during the Republican convention, along with his wife, Melania.

Who is missing from the all-star lineup?

Staunch Trump supporter and former Alaska Gov Sarah Palin is not on the list. Neither are Tom Brady or Don King. Trump had said in the past that he would invite King and Palin, The Times reported.

CNN reporter Phil Mattingly said he got his hands on the list. Included on the one that he tweeted were Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Sen. Jeff Sessions, Gov. Chris Christie and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.

Missing on the list that Mattingly tweeted is Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. 

Trump and Pence have been meeting this week and Trump selected Pence as his runningmate Friday morning.

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