Donald Trump's Name Absent When It Comes to Foreign Policy Talk at RNC Panel

Paul Ryan and John Kasich were among Republicans who didn't mention Trump.

“America has a set of allegiances ... [and] those don’t change regardless of who holds office,” Cotton said.

The most distinct criticism of Trump -- even though he was not directly mentioned -- came from Kasich who talked about the dangers of growing nationalism, isolationism, anti-immigration policies and anti-trade policies.

“We have got a superpower that is filling the world with ambiguities, filling the world with questions. Are you the America we know and trust and can count on, or are you something else?” he said.

“Normally the president is the quarterback on foreign policy ... that’s not happening so we need to do that,” he said, though he made no mention of hopes for that getting better if Trump were elected president.

Ryan is expected to stick to promoting his and the Republican establishment’s agenda in his address this evening.

“It is very important that the United States projects strength and that’s something we haven't seen for eight years,” Ernst said.

The RNC's four nights are being split into themes based on the Trump campaign’s slogan, with Monday night dedicated to “Make America Safe Again” and tonight being sold as “Make America Work Again.”