Sunday shows preview: Trump allies appear after John Lewis criticism

Sunday shows preview: Trump allies appear after John Lewis criticism
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President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpCensus Bureau spends millions on ad campaign to mitigate fears on excluded citizenship question Bloomberg campaign: Primary is two-way race with Sanders Democratic senator meets with Iranian foreign minister MORE’s incoming chief of staff Reince Priebus and Vice President-elect Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceStephen Miller's uncle says he donated to pro-refugee group as wedding 'gift' Short defends Trump's tweets as a 'very effective way' to communicate with Americans Trump's 'two steps forward, one step backward' strategy with China MORE will hit the Sunday show circuit this weekend as the new administration prepares to take the reins Jan. 20.

Priebus is set to appear on both ABC’s “This Week” and NBC’s “Meet the Press,” while Pence will be on CBS’s “Face the Nation” and “Fox News Sunday."

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) is slated to appear on NBC’s “Meet the Press” in a pre-taped interview, a portion of which was released Friday, dominating headlines heading into the weekend.


Lewis said he would join Democrats skipping the inauguration and stated during the interview that he does not view Trump as a “legitimate president." Trump fired back on Saturday, ripping the civil rights icon as "all talk, talk, talk - no action or results."

Trump's top allies are also appearing on the Sunday shows after Trump's first press conference in six months, where he engaged in a heated exchanged with a CNN reporter, declaring the network "fake news."

The combative moment put a renewed focus on Trump's relationship with the press as he takes office.

Here is the full Sunday show lineup:

ABC’s “This Week”: Reince Priebus, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for chief of staff, will be on the show. Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBloomberg campaign: Primary is two-way race with Sanders Warren: Bloomberg making debate will show how other candidates handle 'an egomaniac billionaire' HuffPost reporter: Sanders could win plurality of delegates but lose nomination MORE (I-Vt.) and Rep. Jason ChaffetzJason ChaffetzThe myth of the conservative bestseller Elijah Cummings, Democratic chairman and powerful Trump critic, dies at 68 House Oversight panel demands DeVos turn over personal email records MORE (R-Utah) will also appear.

CBS’s “Face the Nation”: Vice President-elect Mike Pence will appear on the show ahead of the Jan. 20 inauguration. Sen. Joe ManchinJoseph (Joe) ManchinLawmakers push back at Trump's Pentagon funding grab for wall Overnight Health Care: Appeals court strikes down Medicaid work requirements | Pelosi's staff huddles with aides on surprise billing | Senate Dems pressure Trump to drop ObamaCare lawsuit Senate Democrats pressure Trump to drop ObamaCare lawsuit MORE (D-W.Va.) and former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) are also set to appear.

CNN’s “State of the Union”: Denis McDonoughDenis Richard McDonoughFormer Obama officials willing to testify on McCabe's behalf: report Trailer shows first look at Annette Bening as Dianne Feinstein 2020 Democrats fight to claim Obama's mantle on health care MORE, current chief of staff to President Obama, will be on the show as the current administration prepares for its final week in office. Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulSenate braces for fight over impeachment whistleblower testimony Pelosi names first-ever House whistleblower ombudsman director The Hill's Morning Report — AG Barr, GOP senators try to rein Trump in MORE (R-Ky.), who has been a vocal critic of his fellow Republicans for not proposing an alternative to ObamaCare, will also be on the show.

“Fox News Sunday”: Pence will also appear on the network, as will CIA Director John Brennan.

NBC’s “Meet the Press”: Priebus will also make an appearance on “Meet the Press.” Sen. Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinHouse passes bipartisan bill to create women's history museum Democrats bullish on bill to create women's history museum: 'It's an election year' What the impeachment vote looked like from inside the chamber MORE (D-Calif.) and Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) will be on the show.