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Sunday shows preview: Trump administration prepares response amid coronavirus outbreak; Joe Biden makes his case before Super Tuesday

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President Trump’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 Pence 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 Sanders (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 Buttigieg 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 Bannon, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif

Tags Bernie Sanders Devin Nunes Donald Trump Marco Rubio Mike Pence Pete Buttigieg Steve Bannon Tim Scott

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