(CNN)Contributors weigh in with their tweets on the second night of the Republican National Convention.

Points to Melania for trying. But that speech was an interminable mess. #RNCConvention2020

— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) August 26, 2020

What Trump has had the best message so far this week? Melania. By a mile.

— Doug Heye (@DougHeye) August 26, 2020

Melania admires her husband. That's as far as she's willing to go tonight.

— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart) August 26, 2020

I just had to rewind just to make sure I heard this right: “My husband’s administration has worked hard to affect change when it comes to issues around race and religion.” #RNCConvention2020

— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) August 26, 2020

Better speech by Melania this year than in 2016. But then again, it was a very low bar. All she had to do was not crib Michelle’s speech, this time.

— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) August 26, 2020

So far, this Melania Trump speech is all about Melania Trump.I haven't heard her say anything about why she loves Donald Trump or why he is a good husband or why he is a good president.#RNC2020

— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) August 26, 2020

Having had honor of working for half dozen Secretaries of State, never believed I’d see one use Jerusalem as a stage prop, undermine the prestige of the office and abuse its power to help a US President seek re-election and further his own political ambitions.

— Aaron David Miller (@aarondmiller2) August 26, 2020

This is a truly unpatriotic move by a sitting Secretary of State.

— Sam Vinograd (@sam_vinograd) August 26, 2020

So I guess it’s ok with @GOP from now on for sitting members of the cabinet to give political convention speeches on the taxpayer dime. (And don’t tell me there was no govt fund used. He is in Israel)

— Jen Psaki (@jrpsaki) August 26, 2020

Effective speech from Daniel Cameron and some R’s others tonight. But despite the talents of some of the GOP’s rising stars, only one matters in this party. #RNC2020

— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) August 26, 2020

Impressive speech by Daniel Cameron, whether you agree with his points or not – I’d wager that he’s going to be a figure to reckon with in American politics for decades to come.

— John Avlon (@JohnAvlon) August 26, 2020

So the GOP convention programming is basically an admission that everything the Trump administration has actually done in the past four years is wildly unpopular with the American people.

— Ian Sams (@IanSams) August 26, 2020

A pardon. A naturalization ceremony. A military honor guard. The marine band. A first lady's speech. They are literally abusing every lever of executive power for political purposes tonight to promote Trump's #RNC2020.Unprecedented blurring of the lines in modern politics.

— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) August 26, 2020

POTUS is someone who will use anyone and anything to protect his power. The convention is constantly highlighting one of the greatest dangers from this White House.

— Julian Zelizer (@julianzelizer) August 26, 2020

The Rs have made a decision to simply ignore the virus and the current economic situation and declare that all is well.Tough message in a country with nearly 180,000 dead and unemployment over 10 percent.

— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) August 26, 2020

The #RNCConvention2020 keeps trotting out these misguided Black people in an effort to show they’re not racist; but this white-savior narrative that many of these people are perpetuating plays to the same racial stereotypes! I’m offended as a Black Woman! #RNC2020

— AprilDRyan (@AprilDRyan) August 26, 2020

It's striking how many speakers have mentioned federal judges tonight. It's red meat for the base, and might be the one area Trump has delivered better than any other (203 federal judges total, 53 appeals judges, 2 conservative Supreme Court justices).

— Elliot Williams (@elliotcwilliams) August 26, 2020

Republicans struggling to figure out what to make of Biden’s good character. Monday they said other leaders won’t respect him because he’s too nice. Tonight, Tiffany says Dems, “mask themselves in disguises of decency”

— Frida Ghitis (@FridaGhitis) August 26, 2020

Tiffany Trump had nothing to say about her relationship with her dad or what he's like as a father. All she did was repeat Trump's paranoid conspiracy theories about the media and the opposition. #RNC2020 pic.twitter.com/uaD7iVHmmn

— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) August 26, 2020

Second @realDonaldTrump child to give a generic campaign speech at the convention without a warm personal word about their father as a human being. Strange.

— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) August 26, 2020

The pro-woman montage would be great if not for…you know…all the other stuff. #RNCConvention

— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) August 26, 2020

Trump is running against the media, the Left, the rioters… not really Joe Biden. https://t.co/wQ7VgmwmoU

— Matt Lewis (@mattklewis) August 26, 2020

In 1959, we saw the Kitchen Table debate. In 2020, we watch the Everything But the Kitchen Sink convention.

— Julian Zelizer (@julianzelizer) August 26, 2020

Now they’re accusing Biden of using his position to create business opportunities for his family. That’s some serious Chutzpah from the Trump camp.

— Frida Ghitis (@FridaGhitis) August 26, 2020

Does Pam Bondi think that by repeating the phrase Chinese Communist Party we all forget how many times Trump praised Xi?We aren't zombies.

— Sam Vinograd (@sam_vinograd) August 26, 2020

The criticism of Joe Biden is that his family members benefited from his political positions when… half of the speakers at the RNC are Trump's immediate family members?

— Jill Filipovic (@JillFilipovic) August 26, 2020

The real story tonight is the cross currents Trump faces. He needs millions of new voters, Q members are where they are. But he needs Jewish voters also. That's why they pulled the anti-semetic speaker. He's eventually going to have to decide.

— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart) August 26, 2020

That the RNC got a Dem MN mayor who’s slamming Biden and praising Trump is…troubling. It should worry Democrats a little. #RNCConvention

— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) August 26, 2020

Continued lies lies and more lies. So ironic and frankly hypocritical that conservative “people of faith” are so bought into @realDonaldTrump, the most crooked, corrupt, incompetent, unethical, criminal, self-centered @POTUS in history. Do you think Trump ever asked WWJD? NO!

— Maria Cardona (@MariaTCardona) August 26, 2020

Interesting to know how many people watched both conventions. Wonder how they would reconcile the emphasis last week on Biden as a man of deep Catholic faith, and the depiction of him here?

— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) August 26, 2020

Wisconsin businessman and (Badgers fan) calls Joe Biden a “washed up” “puppet.”The constant toggling back and forth among Trump supporters between Biden being a terrifying socialist radical and a lame duck invalid is head-spinning.#RNCConvention

— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) August 26, 2020

The last half hour feels like a base play to the 2012 GOP.

— Matt Lewis (@mattklewis) August 26, 2020

Biden cant induce a recession we are already in…just saying

— Jen Psaki (@jrpsaki) August 26, 2020

So you hate the government interfering but as soon as things go sideways you really want the government to help do I have that right?

— Jill Filipovic (@JillFilipovic) August 26, 2020

The RNC turns @realDonaldTrump into a peacenick, human rights activist, and defender of the social safety net.

— Julian Zelizer (@julianzelizer) August 26, 2020

Rand Paul's message is targeted to, who? Libertarians who like authoritarians?

— Matt Lewis (@mattklewis) August 26, 2020

Rand Paul once called Trump a “delusional narcissist,” an “orange windbag” and a “fake conservative.” Now: Trump is “down to earth,” “a normal guy” and he “gets things done.”#RNCConvention

— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) August 26, 2020

Remember that time when there was a scandal because Al Gore made a few fundraising calls from the White House? https://t.co/tBH1EsVmCM

— John Avlon (@JohnAvlon) August 26, 2020

If you're a white suburban soccer mom, seeing Trump pardon an African-American man who turned his life around might calm some of your concerns about the president. Having the FBI agent who arrested (and befriended) him talk about Trump supporting the police is icing on the cake. https://t.co/nZXVaxX326

— Matt Lewis (@mattklewis) August 26, 2020

One can simultaneously think Jon Ponder's life is an incredible story of redemption worthy of a pardon – and that a partisan political convention is not the proper venue for an official act.

— Doug Heye (@DougHeye) August 26, 2020

Former FBI agent says there is nothing worse then second guessing from anyone about how to do your job. He said that in front of Trump who has done nothing but that since his first day in office. Unbelievable.

— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart) August 26, 2020

POTUS does everything possible to avoid social distancing and to avoid face masks throughout this convention. Each White House photo-op is another opportunity to get people as close together as possible.

— Julian Zelizer (@julianzelizer) August 26, 2020

There seems to have been a lot of Native American representation this year—at both party conventions. This is presumably because of the importance of Arizona?

— Matt Lewis (@mattklewis) August 26, 2020

The second night of #RepublicanConvention starts off like the first – highlighting the power of prayer.

— Alice Stewart (@alicetweet) August 26, 2020

Interesting that Jacob Blake AND police make the opening prayer at the @RNC, delivered by a Hispanic-American female pastor.

— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) August 26, 2020

The zoom in on the spray painted Che in the intro seems to indicate a night of subtlety. Here we go – night 2!

— Jackie Kucinich (@JFKucinich) August 26, 2020

The fact that Pompeo legally *can* give a political speech on foreign soil doesn't mean he should. And the notion that "well, he's expressing his personal views, on his personal time" is nonsense when he's overseas on official State Department business.https://t.co/XhlDdc1H7o

— Elliot Williams (@elliotcwilliams) August 26, 2020

A little mixed messaging from the Republicans. The Qanon speaker tonight has been pulled from speaking. Yet @realDonaldTrump will invite the Q congressional candidate is invited to the White House for Thursday speech. Interesting to see how Q responds. check the internet.

— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart) August 26, 2020

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https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/25/opinions/twitter-roundup-rnc-night-2/index.html

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