"We all came here because this is not a country of blood and soil, which Trump thinks, it's a country built around a universal idea that out of many, we make one," Thomas Friedman said.
"They simply do not meet the standard definition of racist, a word so recklessly flung around these days that its actual meaning is being lost," Brit Hume argued.
"For the president of the United States, this country is for white people, period," MSNBC guest Professor Eddie Glaude Jr. said.
President Donald Trump sparked outrage when he tweeted that the congresswomen should "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came."
On Sunday, the hashtags #RacistInChief and #TrumpIsARacist began trending on Twitter after Trump urged four progressive Democrats to "go back" to where they came from.
Some Trump supporters "may not even see it as racist" because "they will take that line where it says, 'you can go back and fix it' and then 'come back,'" Salena Zito said.
"You are stoking white nationalism bc you are angry that people like us are serving in Congress and fighting against your hate-filled agenda," freshman Democratic congresswoman Ilhan Omar tweeted.
"Someone's feeling very comedic today," Fox News co-host Jedediah Bila quipped.
"You can't leave fast enough," President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter, referencing progressive Democratic congresswomen.
"You won't accept a nation that sees healthcare as a right or education as a #1 priority, especially where we're the ones fighting for it," she tweeted.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has clashed repeatedly with her Democratic colleagues in "The Squad": Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib.
"Remember that time your boss tore babies from their mothers' arms and threw them in cages? Yeah take a seat and keep my name out of your lying mouth," Pressley tweeted.
Voters elected the country's first Muslim and Native American women to Congress, in addition to a number of other firsts.
"It seems like change is on the way," Pressley said. "We have together ushered in something incredible."