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Quotes From Trump's Convention Speech Prove He's Not Holding Back

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Would he talk about his foreign policy plan, or focus on his plan for the future of economic development? Would he address his wife's infamous speech, or just slide it under the rug? Heading into the final night of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, expectations were high for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's speech on both sides of the fence. Would he totally bomb, or would he manage to further dazzle his followers? Well, take a look at a few quotes from Trump's convention speech, and decide for yourselves. How do you think he fared? Is he ready to "Make America Great Again?"

This year's RNC has been plagued (or blessed, depending on how one looks at it) with more drama than any other convention in living memory. Whether it was Melania Trump allegedly lifting portions of her convention speech from Michelle Obama's 2008 speech at the Democratic Convention, fights breaking out on the Convention floor between Trump and Cruz followers, or Sen. Ted Cruz refusing to endorse Trump amid a chorus of GOP boos and chilling stares from the Trump family, honestly it's been better than Game of Thrones (and coming from me, that's saying a lot). Democrats and Republicans alike wondered if Trump would end things on a calmer, more balanced note... or keep the drama going?

Trump opened up his speech (the transcript was reportedly leaked, according to Politico) with an eye to the recent violence in America:

He then went on to remind his voters that he, unlike the Democrats, would never lie to them. Trump continued to sell himself as the anti-establishment candidate that voters need.

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CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 21: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka Trump walk onto the stage before testing the teleprompters and microphones before the start of the fourth day of the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Ivanka will introduce her father before he gives his acceptance speech tonight, the final night of the convention. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Trump addressed the immigration issue that was sure to be a hot button topic for his voters.

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CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 21: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (C) tests the teleprompters and microphones on stage before the start of the fourth day of the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Ivanka Trump will introduce her father before he gives his acceptance speech tonight, the final night of the convention. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Unsurprisingly, Trump had a few choice words for his opponent, Democratic Presidential candidate (and former Secretary of State) Hillary Clinton.

Trump went on to detail his foreign affairs policy, outline his plan to encourage economic development... and even gave a shout out to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Trump concluded his speech with a new slogan; supporters of Hillary Clinton say "I'm with her", but Trump is now all about "I am your voice."

Next week marks the beginning of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, where presumptive Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will have a chance to speak to her own delegates. And then we will be in the home stretch to the election in November, folks.

It should be a quiet, easy few months of gentle campaigning and no scandals to speak of, right?