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 TrumpGOP congressman slams Trump over report that U.S. bombed former anti-ISIS coalition headquarters US to restore 'targeted assistance' to Central American countries after migration deal Trump says lawmakers should censure Schiff MORE’s incoming chief of staff Reince Priebus and Vice President-elect Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceTrump warned Turkish president not to be a 'fool' ahead of Syria offensive READ Trump's letter to Erdoğan: 'Let's work out a good deal!' Erdoğan confirms he will meet with Pence after initial confusion 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 SandersOvernight Health Care — Presented by National Taxpayers Union — House Dems change drug pricing bill to address progressive concerns | Top Republican rejects Dem proposal on surprise medical bills | Vaping group launches Fox News ad blitz Democrats have reason to worry after the last presidential debate Krystal Ball on Sanders debate performance: 'He absolutely hit it out of the park' MORE (I-Vt.) and Rep. Jason ChaffetzJason ChaffetzHouse Oversight panel demands DeVos turn over personal email records The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by JUUL Labs - Trump attack on progressive Dems draws sharp rebuke GOP senators decline to criticize Acosta after new Epstein charges 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) ManchinSchumer seeks focus on health care amid impeachment fever The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by USAA — Ex-Ukraine ambassador testifies Trump pushed for her ouster GOP requests update on criminal referrals prompted by 2018 Kavanaugh probe 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 PaulCheney unveils Turkey sanctions legislation CNN catches heat for asking candidates about Ellen, Bush friendship at debate Overnight Defense — Presented by Boeing — Trump isolated amid Syria furor | Pompeo, Pence to visit Turkey in push for ceasefire | Turkish troops advance in Syria | Graham throws support behind Trump's sanctions 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 FeinsteinSchiff should consider using RICO framework to organize impeachment We need answers to questions mainstream media won't ask about Democrats The Hill's Morning Report - Trump grapples with Syria fallout MORE (D-Calif.) and Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) will be on the show.