Twitter reported a miss in its second quarter earnings on revenue and earnings per share, citing the uncertainty over the Elon Musk takeover saga and a slowdown in advertising spending. Twitter did see an increase in monetizable daily active users, hitting 237.8 million. That's up 16% compared to last year's period, but about one million users fewer than analysts had expected. Al Root, senior writer for Barron's, joined Cheddar News to break down the earnings miss and what investors can expect from the company moving forward. "I think the first thing they can do is settle this Elon issue and then lay out the path for better monetization of their user base," he said.