Sunday shows - 'Our Pearl Harbor moment and our 9/11 moment'

Sunday shows - 'Our Pearl Harbor moment and our 9/11 moment'
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Top Trump administration officials appeared on the Sunday morning political talk shows, offering a grim outlook for the next week as coronavirus cases and related deaths increase in the United States.

Surgeon General Jerome Adams, for example, said it would be the "hardest and saddest week" of most Americans' lives, adding that will be our "Pearl Harbor moment and our 9/11 moment." 

Governors from multiple states also offered updates on their efforts to fight COVID-19. 

Read The Hill's complete coverage below.

 

Surgeon general: 'This is going to be the hardest and the saddest week' of most Americans' lives
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
“This is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment and our 9/11 moment only it’s not going to be localized, it’s going to be happening all over the country,” U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said.
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Fauci says it would be 'false statement' to say we have coronavirus under control
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
“We are struggling to get it under control," National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony FauciAnthony FauciOvernight Healthcare: Fauci says coronavirus task force activity 'intense' despite decreased visibility The Hill's Campaign Report: Trump juggles three crises ahead of November election Fauci: Coronavirus task force activity 'intense' despite decreased visibility MORE said on CBS’s “Face the Nation” Sunday. 
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Louisiana governor says state will reach ventilator capacity this week
By REBECCA KLAR
 
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) said Sunday that his state will have more critical patients than available ventilators or ICU beds this week, based on current modeling.
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Illinois governor fires back after Trump says states were unprepared: 'He doesn't understand the word federal'
By REBECCA KLAR
 
Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker (D) slammed President TrumpDonald John TrumpTwitter CEO: 'Not true' that removing Trump campaign video was illegal, as president has claimed Biden formally clinches Democratic presidential nomination Barr says he didn't give 'tactical' command to clear Lafayette protesters MORE early Sunday, saying after the president suggested states should have prepared their own stockpiles of equipment ahead of the coronavirus pandemic that Trump does not understand the word "federal."
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Whitmer: Lack of national coronavirus strategy 'creating a more porous situation'
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) said Sunday that the lack of a unified federal approach to the coronavirus pandemic was creating a “more porous situation” that allowed some parts of the country to fall behind others.
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Former Trump adviser says president needs to think further ahead in coronavirus response
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
“I know what I’d be telling the president right now would be to lift his gaze,” Tom Bossert said. “He’s looking 10 feet – and it seems to me a lot of our leaders are looking 10 feet in front of their bumper right now.”
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Arkansas governor: 'I'd like to see a better way' to procure medical equipment
By REBECCA KLAR
 
"It literally is a global jungle that we’re competing in now,” Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) said. 
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Biden says Democratic convention may need to be virtual
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
“We’re gonna have to do a convention,” the former Vice President said. “We may have to do a virtual convention. I know I think we should be thinking about that right now.”
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Biden says dismissal of aircraft carrier captain is 'close to criminal'
By JUSTINE COLEMAN 
 
“I think it’s close to criminal the way they’re dealing with this guy,” Biden said. “I think he should have a commendation rather than be fired.”   
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Esper: Removal of aircraft carrier commander an 'example of how we hold leaders accountable'
By REBECCA KLAR
 
Defense Secretary Mark EsperMark EsperOVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Former defense leaders pile on Trump criticism | Esper sends troops called to DC area home | US strikes Taliban in Afghanistan Esper orders all active-duty troops outside DC home Esper, Milley won't testify before House panel on military response to protests MORE on Sunday defended the Navy’s decision to remove Capt. Brett Crozier, the commanding officer who warned of a coronavirus outbreak on the USS Theodore Roosevelt, without an investigation, saying it is an "example of how we hold leaders accountable."
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Pentagon chief says military moving toward face coverings
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday that the military will issue guidance on face coverings for troops after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended people cover their faces when out in public to stem the spread of coronavirus.
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Clyburn says stimulus spending oversight committee will be 'forward looking'
By REBECCA KLAR
 
“My understanding is that this committee will be forward looking, we are not going to be looking back on what the president may or may not have done back before this crisis hit. The crisis is with us,” House Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.)  said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
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Stephen Moore: We're facing another Great Depression
By MARTY JOHNSON
 
Economist Stephen MooreStephen MooreThe Hill's Campaign Report: DOJ, intel to be major issues in 2020 Sunday shows - Trump trade adviser knocks Obama, whistleblower, CDC Trump economist: 'Worst economic news is starting to get behind us' MORE said during an interview on Sunday that the U.S. could be headed to into another Great Depression if the economy isn't restarted by May amid the coronavirus outbreak.
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