CLEVELAND, July 19, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Republican National Convention's evening program for Tuesday, July 19, 2016 will highlight presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump's vision to "Make America Work Again."
Tonight's speakers include RNC Co-Chairman Sharon Day, UFC President Dana White, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey, Founder and CEO of Standard Waterproofing Corporation Andy Wist, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), Executive Director of the NRA Institute for Legislative Action Chris Cox, professional golfer Natalie Gulbis, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23), Tiffany Trump, Trump Winery General Manager Kerry Woolard, U.S. Sen. Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV), retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson, and actress and small business owner Kimberlin Brown.
The individuals speaking tonight are business owners, entrepreneurs, elected officials, and professional athletes who are looking for a leader with the experience to get America's economy up and running. They will speak about their experiences and express their support for a Republican administration – led by Donald Trump and Mike Pence – that will create a climate for job creation by getting government out of the way and unleashing the untapped potential of American workers and businesses.
Excerpts from the primetime speakers' remarks as prepared for delivery follow.
Sharon Day "Hillary Clinton wants you to vote for her simply because she will MAKE history."
"She repeatedly plays the gender card. In fact she boasts…."deal me in." Well Mrs. Clinton consider yourself dealt in."
"As a Senator you paid women staffers LESS than men. As head of a Foundation you accepted TENS OF MILLIONS of dollars from foreign countries who enslave women and treat them as second-class citizens.
America deserves a President that they can trust. A President who is worthy of being Commander-in-Chief…a President that tells the truth. A President that doesn't look directly in a camera and lie to the American public about our fallen soldiers."
"Let's stand together as daughters and sons of liberty and fight the oppressive government of Hillary Clinton by electing Donald J. Trump as our next President of the greatest country in the world."
Michael Mukasey Over the years, Hillary Clinton has done a lot and said a lot to show why she should not be president.
But how she treated government secrets as Secretary of State, and what she said before and after she was caught, sums up the case against her.
She sent and received secret, and top-secret, and beyond-top-secret emails on an unsecure private email system instead of on the secure government system – and she did it without authorization.
Andy Wist I grew up in Brooklyn and started a business in my mother's backyard when I was 21… Standard Waterproofing. We restore building exteriors. Today we have 140 employees. Not as big as Mr. Trump's company, but still pretty good, right?
I'm also the trustee of Teamsters Local 522, because like Donald Trump and Mike Pence, I believe that working men and women still matter in this country and we have to look out for them.
After 8 years of President Obama, I don't see the American Dream like I did when I was starting out. All I see is too many people out of work… too many jobs shipped overseas… and too many politicians who don't care.
Donald Trump is a builder. He's a leader who will bring us together. He'll make America work again, so we can believe again.
Senator Ron Johnson What difference, at this point, does it make?
I am the guy who provoked that infamous response from Hillary Clinton by asking a simple question: "Why didn't you just pick up the phone and call the survivors?"
It makes a difference to the young Yazidi woman I met who was captured and brutalized by ISIS barbarians, the joy of life hauntingly absent in her eyes.
It makes a difference to the travelers, passing through airports in Brussels and Istanbul, who just wanted to get home to their family and friends.
It makes a difference to the ordinary Americans sharing holiday cheer at a Christmas party in San Bernardino.
It makes a difference to the young men and women dancing on a summer night at a club in Orlando.
And it makes a difference to the families watching fireworks at a celebration of freedom in Nice.
"…America needs strong leadership. Leaders who will jumpstart our economy, secure our borders, strengthen our military, and accomplish the goal President Obama set over twenty-two months ago: We must defeat ISIS, and then remain fully committed to destroying Islamic terrorists wherever they hide.
It doesn't have to be like this -- we shouldn't have to live in fear. This is a fight for freedom. It's not someone else's fight, this is our fight. And it is a fight we absolutely must win."
Chris Cox We fight for the rights of all Americans, regardless of race, religion or sexual orientation…because the right to protect your life is the most precious right you have.
If you agree…you have to vote for Donald Trump.
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell "The American people are tired of hearing about the bounty of government while the cost of just caring for a family or meeting daily expenses grows out of reach."
"Over the past few years, they've seen government officials abuse their office and get rewarded for it. They've seen the middle class shrink."
"And in the midst of all this they have raised a simple complaint."
"Who is looking out for us?"
"At a moment when so many feel betrayed by their government, why in the world would Democrats put forward such a candidate?"
"Here's what I mean."
"As we sit here tonight, a terrifying mosquito-borne illness threatens expectant mothers and their babies along the Southern Coast."
"And just last week, Clinton Democrats in the Senate blocked a bill aimed at eradicating that virus before it spread."
"They blocked a defense funding bill. A bill that would support the brave men and women who are right now defending us overseas."
"What do these people think public service is about?"
Kerry Woolard (Donald Trump Winery General Manager) "You often hear Donald Trump talk, but what you don't see is when he listens. He and his son Eric listen attentively and ask questions that lead to engaged, informed decisions based on the expert knowledge of those who have earned their trust."
"That trust is rewarded not just with compensation but with authority and resources."
"The Trumps have also given a gift to those who know them, an approach and an outlook to life which will always guide me. Because of them I now think bigger, and in ways I thought might not even be possible. Donald Trump has told me that a person's own drive and work ethic are the only limitations to success, and I now believe that and know it to be true."
Senator Shelley Moore Capito "Ladies and gentlemen --- we face challenging times. Times in which we as leaders must ask how we can secure a future --- that's brighter for our next generation."
"That's always the challenge of leadership. And this election is no different."
"But with every challenge comes great opportunity. And that opportunity is what I would like to speak about tonight."
"Hillary Clinton has promised "to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business".
"When I think about Hillary Clinton's pursuit of an anti-coal agenda --- I think about the miner who wakes up before dawn for another ten-hour shift."
"I think about the bus driver who drives the miners' children to school."
"I think about the nurse who cares for the retired miners."
"I think about the loan officer at the community bank."
"And I think about the hundreds of coal equipment distributors. "
"I weep for the fabric of my state. "
"What I find most troubling is that Hillary Clinton --- fails to recognize that her calculated policies affect real people."
"Those who want to feed their families --- own homes --- pay for college --- and pursue the American Dream."
"These goals should not and cannot fall out of reach. "
Dr. Ben Carson "When deciding who to elect as our next president, we owe it to ourselves and our country to make use of this power of reasonto evaluate the character, experience, and intentions of the candidates and make an informed decision. We must resist the temptation to take the easy way out and passively accept what is fed to us by the media or the political elite."
"The question before us is not whether we should elect a Republican or a Democrat as president of the United States The question we must answer is whether we want to retain the ideals upon which this country was founded..."
"Donald Trump understands this very well. He understands that the blessings of this nation come with the responsibility to ensure that they are available to all, not just the privileged few. It is evident in his passion for the American worker. It is found in his desire to put his considerable skills to work on behalf of American interests, not self-interest."
Kimberlin Brown "Like so many parents today, I have great concerns about the direction of our country and what it means for the future of my children."
"We have started businesses that have succeeded (and still do) and we have had ventures that have not. We have created jobs and even more tax dollars. We have worked 80 hour weeks and have gone without pay checks to keep employees paid. This is not unique to Gary and me. It is the story of every small business owner in America."
"I am a member of California's Business Women for Trump. We're comprised of farmers, doctors, small business owners, attorneys, and women in just about every field, profession, race and ethnicity."
"And, we're concerned about out-of-control, unreasonable government regulations that needlessly add costs to doing business and tie us ALL up in red tape."
"As an avocado grower, I have faced the impact of our trade policies. I've seen first-hand our domestic market flooded with imports that harmed local farmers and even drove some out of business. My neighbors who have raised this product for years are being forced to cut down their groves."
"I'll leave decisions about trade policies and how you balance the many economic interests of our nation to others but this much I do know: Donald Trump raised concerns on behalf of working people before the Washington elites did. He will make trade deals that benefit working men and women and their families here in America!"
"If we are to prosper as a nation, if we are going to grow the economy and create jobs, we need a leader who will go to Washington and shakes things up. "