Sunday shows preview: Lawmakers to address alarming spike in coronavirus cases

Sunday shows preview: Lawmakers to address alarming spike in coronavirus cases
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The sharp spike in coronavirus cases across the country is set to dominate the Sunday talk show circuit this weekend, with lawmakers and health officials sounding the alarm that drastic action may be needed.

The U.S. set records this week with its number of new daily COVID-19 cases, with the bulk of the surge occurring in Arizona, California, Florida and Texas.

To try to blunt the spread of the coronavirus further, the states have enacted a series of measures including closing bars and, in the case of Texas, ordering people to wear masks in public.

However, President TrumpDonald TrumpVeteran accused in alleged border wall scheme faces new charges Arizona Republicans to brush off DOJ concern about election audit FEC drops investigation into Trump hush money payments MORE has taken a different tact, expressing optimism that the pandemic will eventually “disappear” and still declining to wear a mask while in public.

"I have no objection to masks whatsoever," Trump told Fox News's Eric Bolling in a pretaped interview this week, adding that he rarely wears one personally because "I have a different kind of life."

Administration officials including the head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Labor Secretary Eugene ScaliaEugene ScaliaBiden should keep the new commonsense independent contractor rule Demolition at the Labor Department, too AFL-CIO calls on Trump to resign or be removed from office 'at once' MORE will discuss the ongoing fight against the pandemic and the White House's efforts to rebuild the economy, while mayors from cities including Houston, Phoenix and Miami will be asked about local responses.

A slate of other issues is expected to come up in the Sunday show circuit, including the ongoing debate over Confederate statues and reports that Russia paid the Taliban bounties to target U.S. and coalition troops in Afghanistan. 

Below is the full list of guests who will appear on this weekend’s Sunday talk shows. 

ABC's “This Week" — Stephen Hahn, commissioner of the FDA; Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego; Miami Mayor Francis Suarez; Judge Lina Hidalgo of Harris County, Texas.

NBC's “Meet the Press” — Govs. Phil Murphy (D-N.J.) and Asa Hutchinson (R-Ark.); Susan Rice, former national security adviser to President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaCensus results show White House doubling down on failure Gender politics hound GOP in Cheney drama Never underestimate Joe Biden MORE.

CBS's “Face the Nation" — Former national security adviser John BoltonJohn BoltonRepublicans request documents on Kerry's security clearance process Trump pushes back on Bolton poll Hillicon Valley: Facebook Oversight board to rule on Trump ban in 'coming weeks' | Russia blocks Biden Cabinet officials in retaliation for sanctions MORE; Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner; Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez.

CNN’s “State of the Union” — Hahn; Sens. Tammy DuckworthLadda (Tammy) Tammy DuckworthSu's track record make her an excellent pick for Labor Department post Senate passes bipartisan B water infrastructure bill Senate panel advances Biden's Postal Service nominees MORE (D-Ill.) and Joni ErnstJoni Kay ErnstConservative Club for Growth PAC comes out against Stefanik to replace Cheney A bipartisan effort to prevent the scourge of sexual assault in the armed forces Ernst defends Cheney, calls for GOP unity MORE (R-Iowa); Austin, Texas, Mayor Steve Adler.

“Fox News Sunday" — Scalia; Dr. Ashish Jha, director of Harvard’s Global Health Institute; Sen. Jack ReedJack ReedOvernight Defense: Gillibrand makes new push for military sexual assault reform | US troops begin leaving Afghanistan | Biden budget delay pushes back annual defense policy bill Biden budget delay pushes back annual defense policy bill Senate Democrats push Biden over raising refugee cap MORE (D-R.I.). 

Fox News's "Sunday Morning Futures" — Sen. Marsha BlackburnMarsha BlackburnThe Memo: Trump's critics face wrath of GOP base Will Biden's NASA win the space race with China? Hillicon Valley: Parler app risks charges of selling out with Apple return | Justices hear First Amendment clash over cheerleader's Snapchat | Google pressed to conduct racial equity audit MORE (R-Tenn.); columnist Gordon Chang.

"America This Week With Eric Bolling" — Trump; Sen Mike LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeRepublicans urge probe into Amazon government cloud-computing bid: report Allowing a racist slur against Tim Scott to trend confirms social media's activist bias Senate passes bipartisan B water infrastructure bill MORE (R-Utah); GOP operative and Trump associate Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneCohen on Giuliani: 'Chickens coming home to roost' There was Trump-Russia collusion — and Trump pardoned the colluder On The Money: Moderates' 0B infrastructure bill is a tough sell with Democrats | Justice Dept. sues Trump ally Roger Stone for unpaid taxes MORE; Raz Simone

—Updated at 9:55 p.m.