Donald Trump wants sports stars to speak at Republican Convention

Donald Trump has been breaking all of the rules in politics during his 2016 presidential campaign, and now it appears that he plans on bringing his unconventional, brash style to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next month.

During a rally in Richmond on Friday night, Trump revealed that he’d like to bring some more life and star power to the convention by inviting prominent sports figures to speak.

“We’re going to do it a little different, if it’s okay,” Trump told the crowd, according to the New York Times. “I’m thinking about getting some of the great sports people who like me a lot.”

One of the men Trump specifically named was UFC president Dana White.

“Dana White, you know Dana White? UFC. Guy’s a champion. These are champions.” Trump said. “Our country needs to see winners. We don’t see winners aymore. We have a bunch of clowns running this country. We have people who don’t know what the hell they’re doing running our country.”

Some other prominent sports figures to endorse Trump throughout his campaign include NFL quarterbacks Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger, and former Indiana basketball head coach Bob Knight.

If Trump gets his wish and brings sports stars to the convention, it’s certainly going to be a different look than people are used to seeing during such an important political event.

But if there is one thing we know about Donald Trump, it is that he loves attention and this will certainly give him just that.

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