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 John TrumpDeWine tests negative for coronavirus a second time Several GOP lawmakers express concern over Trump executive orders Beirut aftermath poses test for US aid to frustrating ally 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 ScaliaHispanic Caucus asks for Department of Labor meeting on COVID in meatpacking plants Making a difference in the age of COVID-19 GOP rolls out trillion coronavirus relief package 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 ObamaGraham says he appreciates Trump orders, but 'would much prefer a congressional agreement' 'This already exists': Democrats seize on potential Trump executive order on preexisting conditions Biden's immigration plan has serious problems MORE.

CBS's “Face the Nation" — Former national security adviser John BoltonJohn BoltonEx-Trump adviser, impeachment witness Fiona Hill gets book deal Hannity's first book in 10 years debuts at No. 1 on Amazon Congress has a shot at correcting Trump's central mistake on cybersecurity MORE; Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner; Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez.

CNN’s “State of the Union” — Hahn; Sens. Tammy DuckworthLadda (Tammy) Tammy DuckworthBiden campaign says no VP pick yet after bike trail quip Biden edges closer to VP pick: Here's who's up and who's down Whitmer met with Biden days before VP announcement: report MORE (D-Ill.) and Joni ErnstJoni Kay ErnstWill the next coronavirus relief package leave essential workers behind? Hillicon Valley: Facebook bans ads from pro-Trump PAC | Uber reports big drop in revenue | US offers M reward for election interference info Senate passes legislation to ban TikTok on federal devices MORE (R-Iowa); Austin, Texas, Mayor Steve Adler.

“Fox News Sunday" — Scalia; Dr. Ashish Jha, director of Harvard’s Global Health Institute; Sen. Jack ReedJohn (Jack) Francis ReedSenate Democrats demand answers on migrant child trafficking during pandemic Overnight Defense: Embattled Pentagon policy nominee withdraws, gets appointment to deputy policy job | Marines, sailor killed in California training accident identified | Governors call for extension of funding for Guard's coronavirus response Controversial Trump nominee placed in senior role after nomination hearing canceled MORE (D-R.I.). 

Fox News's "Sunday Morning Futures" — Sen. Marsha BlackburnMarsha BlackburnThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the Air Line Pilots Association - Negotiators 'far apart' as talks yield little ahead of deadline Tennessee primary battle turns nasty for Republicans GOP may face choice on tax cut or stimulus checks MORE (R-Tenn.); columnist Gordon Chang.

"America This Week With Eric Bolling" — Trump; Sen Mike LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeOvernight Defense: Air Force general officially becomes first African American service chief | Senators introduce bill to block Trump armed drone sale measure | State Department's special envoy for Iran is departing the Trump administration Senators introduce bill to block Trump armed drone sale measure Trump signs major conservation bill into law MORE (R-Utah); GOP operative and Trump associate Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneNew HBO documentary lets Gaetz, Massie, Buck offer their take on how to 'drain the swamp' The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Brawls on Capitol Hill on Barr and COVID-19 Democrats blister Barr during tense hearing MORE; Raz Simone

—Updated at 9:55 p.m.