And, as expected, the outspoken candidate didn’t pull his punches, bringing his bombastic style to the stage.
Here are some of the Donald’s most memorable lines:
ON <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/topics/entertainment/actresses/rosie-odonnell.htm" id="ramplink_ROSIE O'DONNELL_" target="_blank">ROSIE O'DONNELL</a>
MEGYN KELLY: "One of the things people love about you is you speak your mind and you don't use a politician's filter. However that is not without its downsides, in particular when it comes to women. You've called women you don't like fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals."
TRUMP: "Only Rosie O'Donnell.”
ON WHETHER HE’LL PLEDGE TONIGHT TO SUPPORT THE GOP NOMINEE IF IT’S NOT HIM
"I cannot say. I have to respect the person that if it's not me, the person that wins. If I do win and I'm leading by quite a bit. That's what I want to do. I can totally make the pledge if I'm the nominee- I will pledge I will not run as an independent….I will not make the pledge at this time.”
ON HIS COMMENTS ABOUT MEXICAN IMMIGRANTS:
"If it weren't for me, you wouldn't even be talking about illegal immigration. Chris. You wouldn't even be talking about it. This was not a subject that was on anybody's mind until I brought it up at any announcement."
ON MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA:
"Except the reporters, because they're a very dishonest lot generally speaking in the world of politics, they didn't cover my statement the way I said it.”
ON THE U.S. AND <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/topics/news/mexico.htm" id="ramplink_MEXICO_" target="_blank">MEXICO</a>’S GOVERNMENT:
"Because our leaders are stupid. Our politicians are stupid. And the Mexican government is much smarter, much sharper, much more cunning and they send the bad ones over because they don't want to pay for them.”
ON POLITICAL CORRECTNESS:
"I've been challenged by so many people and I don't frankly have time for total political correctness.”
INSULTS TO <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/topics/news/us/rand-paul.htm" id="ramplink_RAND PAUL_" target="_blank">RAND PAUL</a>
"I don't think you heard me. You're having a hard time tonight."
ON CAMPAIGN DONATIONS
"If I ask them, if I need them -- most of the people on this stage I've given to, just to you understand, a lot of money."
ON DONATIONS TO <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/topics/news/whitehouse/hillary-clinton.htm" id="ramplink_HILLARY CLINTON_" target="_blank">HILLARY CLINTON</a>
"For Hillary Clinton, I said be at my wedding and she came to my wedding. She had no choice because I gave to a foundation that frankly that foundation is supposed to do good. I didn't know her money would be used on private jets going all over the world. It was.”
ON MODERATOR MEGYN KELLY
"And honestly, Megyn if you don't like it, I'm sorry. I've been very nice to you although I could probably maybe not be based on the way you have treated me.”
ON MODERATOR <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/topics/news/reporters/chris-wallace.htm" id="ramplink_CHRIS WALLACE_" target="_blank">CHRIS WALLACE</a>
"You’re living in a world of make believe.”
"I would say he's incompetent but I don't want to do that. That's not nice."