Sunday shows preview: Trump faces Gulf storm

Sunday shows preview: Trump faces Gulf storm
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President Trump faced his first major natural disaster last week when Hurricane Harvey slammed the Texas coast, leaving destruction in its path.  

The president issued several tweets on Friday and Saturday, assuring Americans that the administration was keeping tabs on the storm and its aftermath. 

Trump announced on Friday night he had signed a disaster proclamation for Texas, granting the state federal aid to deal with the storm. 

Hurricane Harvey made landfall as a Category 4 storm late Friday, but was downgraded to a tropical storm with 70 mph winds on Saturday. 


The storm brought over 30 inches of rain and strong winds to the Lone Star State, and has left thousands without power, according to Gov. Greg Abbott (R). 

One fatality was reported on Saturday.

Abbott said the search-and-rescue operations in the state involve 1,000 personnel. 

The storm made landfall as the White House dropped three major breaking news stories, including Trump's memorandum banning transgender people from the military, the pardoning of former controversial Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and the resignation of White House aide Sebastian Gorka. 

Storm coverage, as well as the stories in White House's Friday night news dump, will be the topic of conversation on Washington's Sunday talk show circuit. 

Here's the full lineup: 

ABC's "This Week": Abbott will join White Homeland Security adviser Tom Bossert to discuss the aftermath of Harvey. The former ambassadors to NATO, the UN, and Afghanistan will also appear on the program. 

NBC's "Meet the Press": Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator (FEMA) Brock Long will discuss efforts to deal with Harvey's aftermath on the program. Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) and Ohio Sen. Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownHillicon Valley: Twitter flags Trump tweet for 'glorifying violence' | Cruz calls for criminal investigation into Twitter over alleged sanctions violations | Senators urge FTC to investigate TikTok child privacy issues Democratic senators urge regulators to investigate Instacart over 'tip baiting' Senate Dems press DOJ over coronavirus safety precautions in juvenile detention centers MORE (D) make appearances as well. 

CBS's "Face the Nation": Bossert sit down on the program, along with Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe battle of two Cubas Coronavirus Report: The Hill's Steve Clemons interviews Rep. Ro Khanna Democrats gear up to hit GOP senators on DACA MORE (I-Vt.), former National Security Adviser Tom Donilon, and retired Adm. James Winnefeld.

CNN's "State of the Union": Long and Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) will come on the cable news program. 

Fox News Sunday: Abbott will appear on the cable program with Secretary of State Rex TillersonRex Wayne TillersonDemocrats launch probe into Trump's firing of State Department watchdog, Pompeo The Memo: Fauci at odds with Trump on virus The Memo: Speculation grows about Fauci's future MORE