Monday, July 18, 2016 | 2:00pm EST
Donald Trump and his running mate Mike Pence, open their four day, 2016, Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, with a crack of the gavel by RNC chair, Reince Priebus opened the event.
The Convention will host approximately 2,470 delegates and 2,302 alternate delegates from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five territories.
Headline speakers include; Melania Trump, Lieutenant General (ret.) Michael Flynn, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas), Jason Beardsley, and U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Montana). Delegates and the international audience following the RNC online will also hear from American heroes such as former U.S. Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell and advocates for the reform of our nation’s broken immigration system.
As expected, the media is already focusing on the tight security at the RNC, while repeating that it is legal to carry weapons, since Cleveland is open carry. CNN reports, thousands of protesters are expected, which could very likely lead to violence. Former Cuyahoga county sheriff Bob Reid said he expects protesters to “remain calm” during the event.
A live stream can be seen here: