President TrumpDonald TrumpJulian Castro knocks Biden administration over refugee policy Overnight Energy & Environment — League of Conservation Voters — Climate summit chief says US needs to 'show progress' on environment Five takeaways from Arizona's audit results MORE’s response to the coronavirus and Saturday’s South Carolina primary are expected to dominate Sunday talk shows as administration officials and White House contenders hit the morning show circuit.
The Trump administration is working to get ahold of the coronavirus, as four new cases were confirmed in the United States and have an unknown origin. In addition, a Washington state man died this week from the disease.
The president implemented new measures to fight off the coronavirus, including restricting travel from several countries and mulling closing the southern border.
During a press briefing Saturday, the president worked to assure the public about the outbreak and possible contractions of the virus.
“Additional cases in the United States are likely, but healthy individuals should be able to fully recover,” Trump said at a press conference. “If you’re healthy, you will probably go through a process and you’ll be fine.”
Administration officials will likely be grilled on whether the government’s response is adequate, particularly as Democrats demand that several billions of dollars are needed to beat back the illness.
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar is set to appear on ABC’s “This Week, “CBS’s “Face the Nation” and “Fox News Sunday,” while Vice President Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PencePence says he hopes conservative majority on Supreme Court will restrict abortion access Federal judge to hear case of Proud Boy alleged Jan. 6 rioter seeking release from jail The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Dems attempt to tie government funding, Ida relief to debt limit MORE will be featured on NBC’s “Meet the Press” and CNN’s “State of the Union.”
The Sunday shows will also take place the day after the crucial South Carolina primary, a contest that will be the 2020 Democratic candidates' first test of their appeal among black voters, who make up about 60 percent of the state’s primary electorate.
Polls show former Vice President with a lead in the Palmetto State and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersDon't let partisan politics impede Texas' economic recovery The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Alibaba - Democrats argue price before policy amid scramble Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by the League of Conservation Voters — EPA finalizing rule cutting HFCs MORE (I-Vt.) in second.
Biden, possibly anticipating a momentum-shifting victory, will appear on “This Week,” “Meet the Press,” “State of the Union” and “Fox News Sunday.” Sanders will be featured on “This Week” and “Face the Nation.”
Former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegDOJ sues to block JetBlue-American Airlines partnership On The Money — Presented by Wells Fargo — Pelosi plows full speed ahead on jam-packed agenda Blumenthal calls on Buttigieg to investigate American Airlines-JetBlue partnership MORE will also be on “Meet the Press".
Here's the full Sunday show lineup:
ABC's “This Week” — Biden, Sanders, Azar
NBC's “Meet the Press” — Biden, Buttigieg, Pence
CBS' “Face the Nation” — Sanders; Azar; Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration.
CNN's “State of the Union” — Biden, Pence.
“Fox News Sunday” — Biden, Azar.
Fox News’s “Sunday Morning Futures” — Pence, former White House Chief Strategist Steve BannonStephen (Steve) Kevin BannonBiden does not plan to shield Trump docs in Jan. 6 probe Jan. 6 panel subpoenas four ex-Trump aides Bannon, Meadows Bannon says he discussed how to 'kill this administration in the crib' with Trump before Jan. 6 MORE, Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioThe Memo: Biden's immigration problems reach crescendo in Del Rio Democrats face bleak outlook in Florida The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Dems attempt to tie government funding, Ida relief to debt limit MORE (R-Fla.), Sen. Tim ScottTimothy (Tim) Eugene ScottDemocrats press Schumer on removing Confederate statues from Capitol The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Alibaba - Biden jumps into frenzied Dem spending talks Biden says he will review executive actions after police reform talks fail MORE (R-S.C.), Rep. Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesLIVE COVERAGE: Ways and Means begins Day 2 on .5T package Biden faces unfinished mission of evacuating Americans Nunes sues MSNBC, alleging Rachel Maddow defamed him MORE (R-Calif