Tim Tebow woke up on Thursday to hear the news that he is speaking at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio next week.
There's just one thing: Tebow is NOT speaking at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio next week.
The speaker list for the convention was released on Thursday morning, and it included Tebow's name. He posted a video on Facebook to refute this.
It's amazing how fast rumors fly, and that's exactly what it is: a rumor. My goal has always been to be able to make a difference in the biggest way possible. And if one day that's a political realm, then that's what I'll do.
But for now, Tebow said he's sticking with his philanthropic work through his foundation, in order to help children around the world.
Trump's campaign manager, Paul Manafort, explained what had happened on CNN on Friday morning. Well, kind of:
I do know that we have a lot of people who want to speak. We have too many people who want to speak. The idea that people are not wanting to speak is just not true.
Well, there has to be at least one person who does not want to speak, given that Manafort is explaining why Tebow is not speaking, despite being invited to do so.
And there are a few other people who don't want to speak for Trump at the Republican National Convention. Or, as Politico put it,
Hardly anybody wants to speak at Trump's convention.
Many prominent Republicans are not even attending the convention. Both Bush presidents, Mitt Romney, John McCain, Marco Rubio and Trey Gowdy have said they will not attend.
Just this week, Sarah Palin announced she won't be going to the Republican National Convention because it's "a long way away" from Alaska, according to Trump.
My personal favorite excuse for not attending the Republican National Convention comes from Will Ritter, a Republican digital strategist who has worked on three conventions in the past. He told Politico,
I would rather attend the public hanging of a good friend.
As for us? Well, Elite Daily will be attending the Republican National Convention next week, as well as the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia the week after. So look out for more coverage here.
Although at this point, we have no idea who we'll actually be seeing in Cleveland.