Trump’s Convention Lineup Includes Tim Tebow, Tom Barrack, Antonio Sabato Jr. (Report)

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Donald Trump’s roster of convention speakers includes a varied mix of political figures and celebrities, including former NFL player Tim Tebow, Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White, and actor Antonio Sabato Jr., according to a list obtained by CNN.

Such political figures as Chris Christie and Newt Gingrich are on the list of speakers, tweeted out by CNN’s Phil Mattingly. Both are vice presidential prospects. Also on the list are Ben Carson and Ted Cruz, Trump’s wife Melania and his children.

Other notables among the speakers on the list include Marcus Luttrell, investor Peter Thiel and Colony Capital’s Tom Barrack, as well as astronaut Eileen Collins. Barrack hosted Trump’s first major fundraiser in Santa Monica in May.

Trump has said that he wants the convention to have a bit more showbiz to the convention, rather than a nonstop chain of political figures. The New York Times, which also obtained the list, reported that plans could still change.

Whatever the final lineup, the convention will be a much different proceeding than recent cycles, and a number of longtime GOP stars have for some time said that they are not attending. That includes the two most recent Republican nominees, Mitt Romney and John McCain, as well as former presidents George W. Bush and his father, George H.W. Bush.