NewsElections RNC 2016 speeches: Melania Trump, Rudy Giuliani and more By amNY.com staff with Reuters Updated July 21, 2016 11:55 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email The Republican National Convention in Cleveland concluded on Thursday night. Take a look at some of the some of notable speeches throughout the week at the Quicken Loans Arena. It's a diverse mix of people at the podium, from actors including Scott Baio to Trump family members, politicians and more. The RNC began July 18 and ended on July 21. Donald Trump Photo Credit: Getty Images / Alex Wong In his speech, accepting the Republican nomination for president, Donald Trump stuck to many of his previous policy points, including his tough stance on illegal immigration, standing up for veterans and making smarter trade deals. He also used the night to heighten his attacks on his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton, saying she has a legacy of "death, destruction, terrorism and weakness." He repeated his promises to make American strong, safe and great again. Playing off of Clinton's campaign slogan, "I'm with her," he said he is "with you," referring to the American people. "I am with you. I will fight for you, and I will win for you," he said. Ivanka Trump Photo Credit: Getty Images / Chip Somodevilla Ivanka Trump introduced her father on the final night of the Republican National Convention. She highlighted her experience working with him at The Trump Organization, where she is an executive. She directed much of her speech at women, promising them that her father will fight for them and their families as president. "He will fight for equal pay for equal work," she said. "And I will fight for this, too, right alongside of him." She added that Donald Trump "is colorblind and gender neutral." Mike Pence Photo Credit: Getty Images / Chip Somodevilla Vice presidential nominee Mike Pence, governor of Indiana, used many of Trump's own talking points in his speech Wednesday night. He said the election in November will be "change vs. status quo," and if Trump is elected, the "change will be huge." Among the changes he said Trump will implement are ridding the world of ISIS, restoring law and order to this country, cutting taxes and building strong borders. He criticized President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton as being weak, just as Trump has done, and said Trump "will lead from strength." Pence praised Trump for capturing the attention of the country and said he will work with him to ensure a win in November. "We will win the hearts of the American people with an agenda for a stronger and more prosperous America," he said. Ted Cruz Photo Credit: Getty Images / Timothy A. Clary Former presidential candidate and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz made it through his speech Wednesday night without actually endorsing Trump for president. He congratulated Trump at the beginning of his speech, but did not mention him again. Instead, he focused his speech on Michael Smith, one of the police officers killed in Dallas, and on conservative talking points. Speaking to the voters at the end of his speech, Cruz said, "Stand, and speak, and vote your conscience, vote for candidates up and down the ticket who you trust to defend our freedom and to be faithful to the Constitution." Members of the crowd chanted "endorse Trump" during his speech and booed at the end when he did not. Newt Gingrich Photo Credit: Getty Images / Alex Wong After Sen. Ted Cruz refused to endorse Donald Trump during his RNC speech on the night of Wednesday, July 20, 2016, Newt Gingrich, who spoke after Cruz, used his platform to put a spin on Cruz's own words. "Now I think you misunderstood one paragraph that Ted Cruz, who is a superb orator, said, and I just want to point it out to you, Ted Cruz said you can vote your conscience for anyone who will uphold the Constitution. In this election, there is only one candidate who will uphold the Constitution," Gingrich said. "So to paraphrase Ted Cruz, if you want to protect the Constitution of United States, the only possible candidate this fall is the Trump-Pence Republican ticket." Gingrich also pointed out that Trump did not require an endorsement in order for speakers to take the stage. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Photo Credit: Getty Images / John Moore Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker took the opportunity to blast presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during his RNC speech on Wednesday, July 20, 2016. "It is time to tell Hillary enough is enough, no more double standards for the Clintons," Walker said. "The simple truth is liberal Washington insiders created our problems. And Hillary Clinton is the ultimate liberal Washington insider. If she were anymore on the inside, she'd be in prison." The former presidential hopeful was adamant that "America deserves better than Hillary Clinton." And the best way to achieve that goal, according to Walker, is to vote for Trump in November. "So let me be clear, a vote for anyone other than Donald Trump in November is a vote for Hillary Clinton," he said. "Make no mistake, make no mistake, we can't wait four years to get 'em next time." Eric Trump Photo Credit: Getty Images / Chip Somodevilla Eric Trump, Donald Trump's second son, spoke of the sacrifices he said his father made to run for president and how that makes him the right choice for president. "Vote for the one candidate who does not need this job," he said. He reminded the crowd that his father once said he would run for president "only if it got so bad that I had no choice." "Well, ladies and gentlemen, that day has come," Eric Trump told the crowd. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan Photo Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Robyn Beck House Speaker Paul Ryan, who is chairman of the convention, sought to unify the Republican Party during his RNC speech on July 19. Ryan put a positive spin on the conflicts that have plagued the GOP over the last year by describing them as "signs of life." "We Republicans have made our choice," he said. "Have we had our arguments this year? Sure, we have. You know what I call those? Signs of life, signs of a party that's not just going through the motions, not just mouthing new words for the same, old stuff." Ben Carson Photo Credit: J. Conrad Williams The onetime Republican presidential contender, speaking around 10:35 p.m. on July 19, followed many speakers in stating that a Hillary Clinton presidency would have a lasting negative impact, from which "America would not recover." Generations, he said, would be impacted. "She would continue with a system that denigrates the education of our young people, puts people in a position that they are never going to get a job." Donald Trump Jr. Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr. Trump's namesake son sounded much like his father as he spoke on July 19, echoing the anti-Hillary Clinton rhetoric now familiar in the campaign -- she "couldn't pass a background check," Donald Jr. said -- as well as evoking much of the outsider character Sr. has portrayed. "Let me tell you how he ran his businesses ... he didn't hide out behind a desk in his executive suite." Tiffany Trump Photo Credit: Getty Images / Chip Somodevilla Donald Trump's second daughter Tiffany spoke about what she called the "Trump formula" as she addressed the crowd on July 19: "If you do what you love, hold nothing back and never let fear of failure get in the way, then you've pretty much figured out the Trump formula." The recent college graduate kept things mostly personal during her speech, talking of report cards she keeps, all the way back to kindergarten, because of "the sweet notes [Donald Trump] wrote on each and every one of them." Chris Christie Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie did a call and response with the crowd on July 19, 2016. Referring to Clinton, he asked, "Answer me now, is she guilty or not guilty?" "Guilty!" the crowd said on cue. "We have an alternative. We have a man who is not afraid ... who wants to lead us." Rudy Giuliani Photo Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Robyn Beck Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani fired up the crowd at the RNC on Monday, July 18, 2016. In addition to lauding the country's law enforcement and expressing disappointment with presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, Giuliani spoke of his confidence in Donald Trump. "What I did for New York, Donald Trump will do for America," he proclaimed, referring to the city's shift from being riddled with crime to becoming one of the safest large cities in the country. Melania Trump Photo Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Robyn Beck Wherever the Trump campaign goes, controversy seems to follow -- and the RNC is certainly not immune. On the first night of the convention, Trump's wife Melania graced the stage to deliver what her husband's campaign called a "beautiful speech." However, it wasn't long before critics pointed out similarities between parts of Melania's speech and an address delivered by first lady Michelle Obama at the 2008 DNC. Trump's campaign sent a statement early Tuesday that stressed a team of writers had crafted it, but the statement didn't explain why parts of his wife's speech mirrored the first lady's. Later on Tuesday, Trump's campaign manager denied the claims of plagiarism on CNN, calling the allegations "absurd" and "crazy." Scott Baio Photo Credit: Getty Images / Alex Wong Actor Scott Baio made an appearance on the RNC stage on Monday. The one-time teen heartthrob took some time to bash Hillary Clinton, saying she wanted to continue policies that were "wrecking this country." In a play on Trump's campaign slogan, he added: "So let's not just make America great again, let's make America ... America again!" ‘Duck Dynasty’ star Willie Robertson Photo Credit: Getty Images / Joe Raedle It should come as no surprise that a realty star was recruited to speak at the RNC for a fellow reality star. On Monday, Willie Robertson, of the A&E show "Duck Dynasty," pointed to three things he and Trump have in common. "We're both successful businessmen . .we both have had hit television shows and we both have intelligent wives who are much better looking than we are," Robertson said. Pat Smith, mother of American killed in Benghazi attack Photo Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Robyn Beck There were also some harsh words for Hillary Clinton Monday night from the mother of one of the Americans who was killed in the attack on a U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012. "I blame Hillary Clinton personally for the death of my son," Pat Smith said. Clinton was secretary of state during the attack that killed four Americans. By amNY.com staff with Reuters Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic Photos: Scenes from the RNC in ClevelandDelegates, candidates and protestors were all in attendance. Democratic & Republican conventions in NYCIn 1976, Jimmy Carter hit MSG; in 2004, it was George W. Bush. Where Trump stands on the issuesWhat we can expect from a President Donald Trump in terms of health care, the Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.