Democrats and several right-wing commentators were quick to denounce President Trump's Sunday tweet that four progressive Democratic congresswomen should "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested [countries] from which they came." Now Republican lawmakers are starting to offer their own take. In a Fox News interview, Sen. Lindsey Graham had some tough words of his own for Reps. Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Ilhan Omar, calling them a "bunch of communists" who are "anti-America. ... They hate Israel. They hate our own country." Still, he advised the president to "aim higher. ... They are American citizens. They won an election. Take on their policies." More comments, including a fresh one from Trump himself:
- USA Today reports Newt Gingrich appeared on Fox & Friends and shared his perspective on Trump's motives: "I think the president believes that the more he can get the country to look at the so-called Squad, the more he can get them to realize how radical they are and how fundamentally un-American their views are, in the long run the better off he is."