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 TrumpJury in Jussie Smollett trial begins deliberations Pence says he'll 'evaluate' any requests from Jan. 6 panel Biden's drug overdose strategy pushes treatment for some, prison for others MORE’s incoming chief of staff Reince Priebus and Vice President-elect Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PencePence says he'll 'evaluate' any requests from Jan. 6 panel Harris sets record for most tiebreaking votes in recent history The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Uber - Debt limit maneuvers; Biden warns Putin 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.

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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 SandersBriahna Joy Gray discusses US's handling of COVID-19 testing Senate rejects attempt to block Biden's Saudi arms sale Overnight Defense & National Security — Lawmakers clinch deal on defense bill MORE (I-Vt.) and Rep. Jason ChaffetzJason ChaffetzNunes retirement move seen as sign of power shift in GOP Congress's latest hacking investigation should model its most recent Fox News Audio expands stable of podcasts by adding five new shows 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 ManchinJoe ManchinPharma lobby eyes parliamentarian Demand for US workers reaches historic high Senate votes to nix Biden's vaccine mandate for businesses 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 McDonoughOvernight Defense & National Security — Austin mandates vaccine for Guardsmen The Hill's 12:30 Report: Biden favors vaccines, masks over lockdowns as omicron nears Biden signs four bills aimed at helping veterans 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 PaulMajor utilities agree to stop sharing data with ICE Senate rejects attempt to block Biden's Saudi arms sale Overnight Defense & National Security — Lawmakers clinch deal on defense bill 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 FeinsteinBiden administration seeks review of Trump-era approval of water pipeline What's that you smell in the Supreme Court? New variant raises questions about air travel mandates MORE (D-Calif.) and Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) will be on the show.