WATCH: 'Make America Safe Again' theme of Cleveland RNC night 1

The first night of the Republican National Convention kicked off Monday in Cleveland.

It was headlined by Donald Trump's wife Melania Trump, the wife of presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump.  She rarely campaigns on behalf of her husband. But she's the Monday night headliner at the convention in Cleveland.

The theme of the evening was "Make America Safe Again" with national security front and center.

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Melania Trump says she and her husband "love America very much" and that she, more than anyone, knows what she's calling the "the simple goodness" of her husband's heart.
 
Donald Trump has arrived at the Republican National Convention that will nominate him for president of the United States.
 
Trump drew cheers as he took the stage to introduce his wife, Melania, before her remarks to the delegates.
 
The candidate made only brief comments, telling the crowd in Cleveland: "We're going to win, we're going to win so big."
 
Trump is expected to return to Manhattan late Monday and then travel back to Cleveland Wednesday afternoon. He's set to deliver his acceptance speech Thursday night to close out the convention.
 
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has given a forceful defense of law enforcement at the Republican National Convention.
 
He's gotten the biggest cheers of the night from the crowd of more than 2,000 delegates.
 
Giuliani has been critical of those who protest against police, including those involved with the group Black Lives Matter.
 
He says when police officers "come to save your life, they don't ask if you are black and white, they just come to save you."
 
He also called Donald Trump "a man with a big heart" who's helped out their native New York City. He says Trump would anonymously help the families of police officers who were injured in the line of duty.
 
A lone protester from the liberal activist group Code Pink is attempting to disrupt the proceedings at the Republican National Convention.
 
A woman dressed in pink began shouting during a speech by Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions.
 
She tried to unfurl a pink banner, which other spectators tried to rip from her hands.
 
The protester was quickly surrounded by photographers. It took security several minutes to remove her from the audience.
 
The woman was shouting "end Mike Pence's war on women" - Pence is the Indiana governor who's Trump's running mate.

The mother of one of the four Americans killed in the siege on an U.S. outpost in Benghazi, Libya, spoke, blaming Hillary Clinton.

Pat Smith told Republican delegates at their convention: "If Hillary Clinton can't give us the truth, why should we give her the presidency?"

Smith's son, Sean, was a State Department foreign service officer Sean Smith who died in the 2012 attack.

The convention's program Monday night had a strong focus on Benghazi - an issue that Republicans have pressed for years against Clinton, claiming her negligence contributed to the Americans' death.

Among the speakers, Marcus Luttrell, the retired Navy SEAL at the heart of the book and movie Lone Survivor, drew cheers and shouts of thank you from the crowd.

Luttrell was introduced by former Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Luttrell spoke about the need for the government to take better care of veterans when they return to the United States.

Luttrell praised Donald Trump's commitment to the military. Luttrell also somewhat touched on the recent violence against police officers - telling delegates that the nation's "next war is here."

And in a reference to the Black Lives Matter movement, Luttrell said: "In order for any life to matter, we all have to matter."

Television actor Scott Baio also spoke, telling the Republican National Convention that "our country is in a very bad spot" and that "we need Donald Trump to fix this."

Baio is the former star of "Charles in Charge" and "Happy Days. He said Monday at the convention in Cleveland that presumptive Republican nominee Trump isn't "a messiah." But Baio says Trump is someone he'd "trust with the lives of our family and the health of country."

The star of the TV show "Duck Dynasty" Willie Robertson also spoke. He said that America needs "a president who would have our back," and he says that's Donald Trump.

Robertson was the first speaker Monday night at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. He tells the crowd of more than 2,000 delegates that that Trump is the candidate running for president who will best support the military and the nation's police officers.

Robertson tossed in a little playful criticism of the news media on Monday night, hitting them "for missing the Trump train." He joked that he and Trump had three things in common: they were successful businessmen, had hit television shows and had wives "more attractive than we are."

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