Highlights from Cornett's address at Republican National Convention
Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett addressed the Republican National Convention Monday afternoon, speaking on all the highlights that Republican mayors are accomplishing around the country.
Speaking in his capacity as president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Cornett addressed what impact Republican mayors are having on the economy.
Here are the highlights from Cornett's speech:
Though not much is expected out of these daytime slots, Cornett's spot was improved a ton by Dennis Cook, the president of Young Republicans, who offered a sometimes stumbling speech just before Cornett took the stage.
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Thanks to the Donald:
Cornett kicked things off by telling everyone how excited he was to be at the convention, and thanking Donald J. Trump and the Republican Party for inviting him.
Where are all the Sooners at?
Cornett opened his speech just as he did his 2012 GOP convention address, by asking where the Oklahoma delegates were seated. They were seated all the way to the speaker's far, far right.
Republican mayors are back
Cornett refuted a claim made in a 2013 Politico article that GOP leaders ran few of the nation's cities.
"Republican mayors are back," Cornett began. "From San Diego, Fresno, Anaheim and Albuquerque... across the country to Virginia Beach, Jacksonville and Miami. Republican mayors are thriving, 150 cities in all."
OKC's red mayor
Cornett pointed out that in his home town of Oklahoma City, "Republicans have held the mayor seat for 29 consecutive years."
"Republican mayors are restoring the middle class," Cornett continued. "Republican Mayors are restoring the American dream. We are building cities where millennials are choosing to live."
Rinse and repeat
Many of Mayor Cornett's talking points were also part of his 2012 RNC speech, including the stats about Oklahoma City being named the No. 1 city for entrepreneurs.
Coming at ya
"Republican mayors are a growing force within the United State's conference of Mayors and a growing force in America," Cornett said. "We will continue to grow. Stay tuned, a Republican mayor may soon be coming to a city near you."
No Trump endorsement
Unlike Cornett's speech from 2012 where he endorsed Mitt Romney, this time he did not end up endorsing the party's presumed nominee, Trump.