07/19/2016 AT 12:20 AM EDT
Donald Trump made a brief appearance to introduce his wife Melania, who headlined the night with a speech that highlighted her husband’s softer side. In addition, Joni Ernst, Antonio Sabato Jr., Scott Baio, Tom Cotton, Jeff Sessions and Rudy Giuliani took the stage to speak in support of the presumptive GOP nominee.
“It’s like a car wreck, I can’t look…. but i can’t look away,” Spencer tweeted while Gad captured a screenshot of Trump’s dramatic entrance along with the caption, “This image will haunt me tonight.”
#RNCinCLE it’s like a car wreck, I can’t look…. but i can’t look away
— octavia spencer (@octaviaspencer) July 19, 2016
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 19, 2016
Clinton called out Giuliani in a tweet that read: “Republicans have a lot of nice things to say—when it’s not an election year. Thanks, Mayor Giuliani.”
Though there were criticisms towards the Trumps, there were also some positive remarks.
— Philip DeFranco (@PhillyD) July 19, 2016
Watch out, fog machine rental company. Trump isn’t great at paying his invoices. pic.twitter.com/kkyMEEzhKp
— The Democrats (@TheDemocrats) July 19, 2016
Melania Trump to America: pic.twitter.com/TnDr5sZN09
— Ronan Farrow (@RonanFarrow) July 19, 2016
Bar has been successfully lowered so that any speech not filled with hate, derision and contempt is a relief #RNCinCLE
— Arianna Huffington (@ariannahuff) July 19, 2016
“This is desperate and gross.” — a Juggalo watching the #RNCinCLE
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) July 19, 2016
“She was poised, put together, and practiced. Did her hubby proud,” wrote ABC News’ T.J. Holmes.
Donald Trump Jr. agreed and responded to a fan who said that Melania was “utterly sensational.”
— T.J. Holmes (@tjholmes) July 19, 2016
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 19, 2016
Well, Melania is better than Scott Baio. And better than the underwear model and Rudy. And english is her 2nd language.
— Kathleen Madigan (@kathleenmadigan) July 19, 2016
Rudy Giuliani is hitting it out of the park tonight. HE understands the war we are in
— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) July 19, 2016
The billionaire businessman, who will be officially nominated Tuesday, is set to address the RNC on Wednesday. His children, Tiffany, Donald and Eric, are scheduled to speak on Tuesday while Ivanka Trump will orate right before her father’s speech.