"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.
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.
"Tucker Carlson suggested – he didn't suggest, he flat out said – that a sitting member of the U.S. Congress should never have been allowed in the United States," CNN host John Berman said.
Former Vice President Joe Biden opened up in an interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo about his son Hunter Biden's struggles.
The Senator said that Trump and his administration had "ripped up" the nuclear deal "knowing that Iran would proceed as it is."
"I have never seen them cleaning counters, or cleaning toilets in the cells, or cleaning sinks in the cells," the unidentified veteran agent said.
"This president has a problem with strong black women, or black women period. End of story," CNN political analyst April Ryan said.
"That's news to me," said James Clapper.
Back stateside, the photo showing drowning victims Oscar Alberto Martínez and 23-month-old daughter Angie Valeria sparked immediate outcry, with pundits and journalists drawing comparisons to other haunting photographs of war.
"I frankly don't care what president does it," the congresswoman said, when confronted with backlash after she employed the term to describe migrant detention facilities.
The timing of the interview came as the Trump administration continues to roll back Obama-era environmental regulations.
The chorus marked a subtle shift in what has been a remarkably collegial race between the Democratic hopefuls, who have mostly avoided criticizing one another and focused their ire on Trump.
Mike Pence blamed reports of horrendous border conditions on DHS being overwhelmed by illegal immigrants and Democrats who won't fund additional resources.
"Though I was holding her hand and her head when she took her last breath it's still a little hard for me to believe she's gone."
But Rebecca Vilkomerson, executive director of Jewish Voice for Peace, told Newsweek she's "grateful" for the congresswoman showing "her outrage" at the detention of migrants.
Coverage of Trump's Orlando, Florida rally showed cable news networks and the media appear reluctant to give him the same $5.6 billion of free airtime he received in 2016.
"It's been a great two and a half years, and we're looking forward to another four more years," Marc Lotter said.
"Why do people continue to leak in this administration? Why does he have such an ... untrustworthy group of people surrounding him?" contributor Bianna Golodryga asked.
"She should have done the right thing a long time ago," Ryan said. "The reason why I say that is because she suffers from 'lie-abetes.' And her tenure has been fraught with sex, lies and videotape."
Some conservatives criticized the MSNBC announcement, while others hoped more members of the "ideological media" would moderate debates in the future.
"Some of them… I don't even know what their raison d'être is for running," Bill Maher said of 2020 Democratic candidates.
"I mean, there's no secret about it. That's the way they are being programmed," Media Buzz host Howard Kurtz said.
"I think the idea that [impeachment] is a clear political loser for Democrats is just something that is not supported by the evidence of 1998 and 2000," CNN senior political analyst Ron Brownstein said.
"Steve Bannon explains in an interview that I had with him that what Trump tries to do is really control the narrative by saying sensational things that sound wild and nutty sometimes," Jim Acosta said.
CNN host Don Lemon told a journalism conference in New York City about threats to his personal safety and that he is not sure how long he can stay on air.
"This was just a really captivating, stirring remarkable moment for the entire world to witness," CNN's Jim Acosta said.
"The president claimed the protests were fake news, there they are for your own eyes to see," CNN's Jim Sciutto said.
California Republican Duncan Hunter said that as an artillery officer in Iraq his unit likely killed "hundreds" of civilians during his time fighting overseas.
"I'm sorry to interrupt, but you keep saying, we're not helpless. So, I'm saying: what would have prevented this tragedy?" Tapper asked Booker again, after the 2020 candidate failed to address the specifics of gun control.
"The trump base (mostly middle aged angry white males) are solidly behind him, but what about the burst of younger than boomers voters? Centrists? Independents?," CNN anchor Chris Cuomo said during a Twitter discussion on Trump's possible impeachment.