The #TrumpCircus has come to Cleveland, and kicks off tonight with a variety of reality show contestants who will serve as speakers in primetime. Just who will be involved? Find out more below.
But we also want YOU to join the conversation, at our live blog each night. In order to do this, use our hashtag on Twitter, #TrumpCircus, and we’ll bring in the best commentary into our live blog – you can find tonight’s live blog here.
We’ll be covering the #TrumpCircus in depth every night of the GOP convention, but as for TONIGHT’s speakers, you might recognize them from TV – reality TV to be exact. Take a look at some of Monday’s primetime speakers:
Scott Baio – the actor, who was big back in the 80s with Happy Days and Charles in Charge, had a VH1 reality show in 2007 called Scott Baio Is 45…and Single. The show traced Baio’s relationship with his buddies, his girlfriend and his life coach. It was renewed for a second season and renamed Scott Baio Is 46…and Pregnant. This isn’t a joke.
Antonio Sabato, Jr. – the actor and model came to fame because of his underwear-wearing and appearance in a Janet Jackson music video. But his career has featured a variety of reality TV, including Dancing With The Stars. But like Baio, Sabato got his own VH1 reality show as well, called My Antonio (pictured above). He apparently didn’t find love on the Bachelor-like show in 2009, because he later was on Celebrity Wife Swap in 2012 with a different woman.
Willie Robertson – Perhaps the most famous reality show participant on the GOP convention slate, Robertson and his family were featured on the wildly-popular show Duck Dynasty that lasted seven seasons.
Sean Duffy and Rachel Campos-Duffy – Sean Duffy is now a Congressman from Wisconsin, but he’s known to TV audiences for his role on MTV’s hit show The Real World. In his Boston season, he got into a giant fight with one of his roommates. Obviously he later appeared on Real World/Road Rules Challenge: Battle of the Seasons. His wife, Rachel Campos-Duffy, will also speak at the GOP convention on Monday, and was also a cast member on a Real World season. She was part of the iconic San Francisco cast, where she dated Puck.
Bonus Tuesday speaker:
Natalie Gulbis – Gulbis isn’t just a professional golfer, she’s also a former contestant on Celebrity Apprentice. Her strong eighth place finish had her besting competitors like Andrew Dice Clay and Khloe Kardashian, but Melissa Rivers and her mom, the eventual winner, Joan Rivers had a better run.
Yes, the #TrumpCircus is underway. The greatest show on earth? Come and join the conversation with us at The Resurgent.