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Sunday shows - Trump team defends coronavirus response

Multiple supporters of President TrumpDonald TrumpLil Wayne gets 11th hour Trump pardon Trump grants clemency to more than 100 people, including Bannon Trump expected to pardon Bannon: reports MORE appeared on the Sunday morning political talk shows to defend his response to the coronavirus, after audio of interviews with journalist Bob Woodward sparked controversy last week.

Guests also discussed the November general election matchup between Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump grants clemency to more than 100 people, including Bannon Scalise bringing Donna Brazile as guest to Biden inauguration Sidney Powell withdraws 'kraken' lawsuit in Georgia MORE as well as the raging wildfires on the west coast.

Read The Hill's complete coverage below.

White House adviser says Trump was 'straightforward' on coronavirus when pressed on Woodward interview
By REBECCA KLAR
 
White House trade adviser Peter Navarro dismissed concerns on Sunday that President Trump was purposely downplaying the threat of the coronavirus earlier this year in light of recently released recordings that show Trump privately acknowledged the threat to journalist Bob Woodward in February. 
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Trump campaign senior adviser says president is 'not at all' downplaying the severity of the pandemic
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
Jason Miller, the senior adviser to President Trump’s campaign, said Sunday that Trump is “not at all” currently downplaying the severity of the coronavirus pandemic after the president told journalist Bob Woodward he was in February.
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GOP chair defends Trump messaging on masks: 'To say that he should have known then what we know now isn't really fair'
By ZACK BUDRYK 
 
“I think 20/20 vision in hindsight is always perfect, but as a new pandemic hit our shores we were all being told by Dr. Fauci, the scientists that we shouldn’t wear masks,” Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDanielRonna Romney McDanielGOP in bind over Trump as corporate donations freeze The Memo: Democrats scorn GOP warnings on impeachment Wave of companies cut off donations — much of it to GOP MORE  said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “It’s a new virus … to say that he should have known then what we know now isn’t really fair.”
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Almost 2 in 3 Americans disapprove of Trump's handling of pandemic: poll
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
An ABC News/Ipsos poll determined that 65 percent of respondents said they disapprove of the president’s management of the COVID-19 crisis, almost eight months after the first coronavirus case was confirmed in Washington state.
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Biden adviser defends campaign rallies in early March: 'He didn't have access to the kind of information that Donald Trump had'
By ZACK BUDRYK 
 
"He wasn’t the president, and he didn’t get the information from government experts telling him this was deadly and airborne the way President Trump did,” Jake Sullivan said.
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Demings slams GOP coronavirus relief bill: Americans 'deserve more than the crumbs from the table'
By REBECCA KLAR
 
Rep. Val DemingsValdez (Val) Venita DemingsSeven Senate races to watch in 2022 Demings on Florida: 'We're excited about what we're seeing' but 'taking absolutely nothing for granted' Why it's time for a majority female Cabinet MORE (D-Fla.) criticized a Republican-backed coronavirus stimulus bill on Sunday after Senate Democrats blocked the GOP legislation amid a stalemate between the parties. 
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Economist Stephen Moore calls on Pelosi, Schumer to 'get a deal done' amid stimulus stalemate
By KAELAN DEESE 
 
Economist and economic adviser to President Trump Stephen MooreStephen MooreEconomist Moore says he's not sure US needs 'massive stimulus bill' Sunday shows - Trump's COVID-19 relief bill opposition dominates Moore calls for tax cuts in latest COVID-19 relief bill MORE called on Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiThe Memo: Trump leaves changed nation in his wake New York court worker arrested, accused of threats related to inauguration GOP Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene referred to Parkland school shooting as 'false flag' event on Facebook MORE (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck SchumerChuck SchumerNew York court worker arrested, accused of threats related to inauguration Schumer: Trump should not be eligible to run for office again McConnnell, McCarthy accept Biden invitation to pre-inauguration church service MORE (D-N.Y.) to "get a deal done" amid a stalemate to pass a fifth coronavirus relief package.
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Biden leads by 5 points nationally in Fox News poll
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden leads President Trump by 5 percentage points among likely voters in a national Fox News poll released Sunday.
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Biden senior adviser: 'We know that we have work to do' to gain Latino support
By JUSTINE COLEMAN 
 
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s senior adviser, Symone SandersSymone SandersKamala Harris's inauguration is historic milestone 7 surprise moments from a tumultuous year in politics The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Mastercard - Congress inches closer to virus relief deal MORE, said Sunday that the campaign is aware it has “work to do” to gain support from Latino voters. 
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Strzok: 'I continue to believe that Donald Trump is compromised by the Russians'
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Former FBI agent Peter Strzok told NBC’s Chuck ToddCharles (Chuck) David ToddOfficials brace for second Trump impeachment trial House GOP lawmaker: Trump 'put all of our lives at risk' DC mayor says she's concerned about threats to residential neighborhoods MORE Sunday that he still believes President Trump to be “compromised by the Russians.” 
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Los Angeles mayor slams Trump over response to California fires
By REBECCA KLAR 
 
Los Angeles Mayor Eric GarcettiEric GarcettiGrammys postponed over coronavirus concerns Sunday shows preview: Senate candidates brace for Georgia runoffs; government continues coronavirus vaccine roll out Los Angeles County testing if new coronavirus strain spreading in community MORE (D) slammed President Trump on Sunday over his response to the wildfires blazing across California and his dismissal of climate change as their cause. 
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Oregon senator says Trump's blame on 'forest management' for wildfires is 'just a big and devastating lie'
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
Sen. Jeff MerkleyJeff MerkleySenate Democrats make democracy reform first bill of new majority Senate Democrats leery of nixing filibuster Biden and the new Congress must protect Americans from utility shutoffs MORE (D-Ore.) said Sunday that President Trump blaming “forest management” for wildfires is “just a bid and devastating lie.”
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Oregon governor calls wildfires a 'bellwether for climate change': 'This is a wake up call for all of us'
By REBECCA KLAR
 
“We saw incredible winds, we saw very cold hot temperatures, and of course we have a landscape that has seen 30 years of drought,” Oregon Gov. Kate BrownKate BrownOvernight Health Care: Biden unveils vaccine plan with focus on mass inoculations | Worldwide coronavirus deaths pass 2 million | CDC: New variant could be dominant US strain by March Governors say no additional vaccine doses coming, despite Trump admin promise At least 6 GOP legislators took part in Trump-inspired protests MORE (D)  said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “This is truly the bellwether for climate change on the west coast and this is a wakeup call for all of us that we have to do everything in our power to tackle climate change.”
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