Transcript: Read the Full Text of the Primetime Republican Debate

TIME

Ten Republican presidential candidates met in Cleveland for a primetime debate on Fox News.

At the debate, real estate mogul Donald Trump, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich.

The moderators were Fox News anchors Bret Baier, Megyn Kelly and Chris Wallace.

Here is a running transcript of what they said.

KELLY: It is nine p.m. on the East Coast, and the moment of truth has arrived.

KELLY: Welcome to the first debate night of the 2016 presidential campaign, live from Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.

I’m Megyn Kelly…

(APPLAUSE)

… along with my co-moderators, Brett Baier and Chris Wallace.

Tonight…

(APPLAUSE)

Nice.

Tonight, thousands of people here in the Q, along with millions of voters at home will get their…

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