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Top lines from the Republican convention’s first night

Posted at 10:19 PM, Jul 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-18 23:12:19-04

The Republican National Convention kicked off Monday evening at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, with a slew of speakers highlighting presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's agenda.

Here's a look at some of the memorable quotes from speakers so far:

Actor Scott Baio

"Is Donald Trump a messiah? No. He's just a man."

Willie Robertson, star of A&E's "Duck Dynasty"

"It's been a rough year for the media experts. It must be humbling to be so wrong about so much for so long."

Pat Smith, mother of Sean Smith, who died in the Benghazi attack

"I blame Hillary Clinton personally for the death of my son ... If Hillary Clinton can't give us the truth, why should we give her the presidency? That's right, Hillary for prison. She deserves to be in stripes."

Rep. Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security

"It's time to take back our country and 'make America safe again,' " he said, invoking the night's slogan.

Sheriff David Clarke of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin

"Ladies and gentleman, I would like to make something very clear -- blue lives matter in America."

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

"I'm doing just fine, Dana," Christie told CNN's Dana Bash, in the wake of getting passed over as Trump's VP pick.

"We had a conversation that is typical of our relationship for the last 14 years. Which means it was freewheeling, rollicking and private," he said, when asked about his conversation with Trump following the decision.