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RNC Day 1 - Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani

Former NYC Mayor and presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani spoke at 10 p.m. His speech was firey, one of the most emotional of his career. He went 20 minutes, which was longer than the speeches previously Monday at the RNC.

He began with a strong pro-law enforcement message, thanking officers for protecting them, "white, black, Latino, any sexual orientation. When they come to save your life, they don't ask if you are black or white. They just come to save you."

"What I did for New York, Donald Trump will do for America." Giuliani made this in reference to his years in office as New York Mayor, when the crime rate dropped. "It became the safest big city in the United States."

On Trump, he said he had a big heart. "I'm sick and tired of the defamation of Donald Trump by the media and the Clinton campaign. This is a good man," speaking of Trump's charitable work and life with his family.

He brought up terror attacks in the United States in recent months, and said "our enemy is Islamic extremist terrorism. For purposes of the media, I didn't say all of Islam, or most, I said Islamic extremism. They are killing more Muslims than anyone else. It sets up a fear of being politically incorrect which has consequences."

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He said the nuclear agreement with Iran will eventually let them become a nuclear power, and is giving billions of dollars to a country that's the world's largest fundraiser for terrorism.

He attacked Hillary Clinton, claiming she lied to the faces of families of those killed at Benghazi.

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