Why the Stars Didn’t Align for Donald Trump’s RNC
This week Adam Howard from NBC News invited me to weigh in on the issue of celebrities and political conventions.
As recently as July 5th, presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump had been touting a uniquely star-studded Republican National Convention in Cleveland, with his celebrity friends like Tom Brady, Mike Tyson and Bobby Knight all rumored to appear.
Flash forward to day one of the RNC Monday, with the line-up of speakers firmly established, and a far different picture has come into focus. Although Knight is reportedly going to appear in a video, most of the other big names floated by the Trump campaign in recent months haven’t materialized. Even former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow, who was initially listed in the program, has since said he never planned to participate. And Drew Carey, probably the most famous conservative Cleveland native, is steering clear.
Here’s the story and my comments.