Even though the committee previously provided a list of speakers to the press with his name on it, Tim Tebow posted a video to social media saying that he was not speaking at the National Republican Convention after all.
It seems as though that the schedule of speakers is still pretty fluid, even at this, the 11th hour. If we thought the original list of speakers was pretty lame and uninspiring, it seems it’s just getting worse. Tim Tebow would have been a great, young voice for Donald Trump to have represent him to the nation.
‘Just got back from the Philippines, and I was up this morning to find out that I’m speaking at the Republican National Convention. It’s amazing how fast rumors fly. And that’s exactly what it is, a rumor.’
He assured his fans that news that he was speaking at the convention was just a rumor, and that he felt that he owes his focus to helping others through his charitable foundation.
‘Right now, I really believe that that’s through my foundation and our raising partners and fighting for kids that can’t fight for themselves.’
The football star did say that if he thought that he could make a difference in the political realm, he was certainly up for it. But like many Americans, even those in Trump’s own political party, he probably suspects deep down that helping Donald Trump get elected to the presidency is probably not the way to help the country he loves.
‘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.’
There was the usual “God has a plan for your life” rhetoric that we’ve come to expect from Tebow, and apparently, speaking up for Donald Trump at his nominating convention next week isn’t part of God’s plan for Tebow.
The RNC is going to have to start scrambling for relevant and high-profile speakers, and fast, or they’re going to end up booking that empty chair, again.
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