Sunday shows - Trump team defends coronavirus response

Multiple supporters of President TrumpDonald John TrumpSteele Dossier sub-source was subject of FBI counterintelligence probe Pelosi slams Trump executive order on pre-existing conditions: It 'isn't worth the paper it's signed on' Trump 'no longer angry' at Romney because of Supreme Court stance 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 BidenPelosi slams Trump executive order on pre-existing conditions: It 'isn't worth the paper it's signed on' Hillicon Valley: Subpoenas for Facebook, Google and Twitter on the cards | Wray rebuffs mail-in voting conspiracies | Reps. raise mass surveillance concerns Fox News poll: Biden ahead of Trump in Nevada, Pennsylvania and Ohio MORE as well as the raging wildfires on the west coast.

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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 McDanielNational Urban League, BET launch National Black Voter Day Trump officials defend president's coronavirus response amid Woodward revelations Sunday shows - Trump team defends coronavirus response 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 DemingsFlorida Democrat introduces bill to recognize Puerto Rico statehood referendum Sunday shows - Trump team defends coronavirus response Demings slams GOP coronavirus relief bill: Americans 'deserve more than the crumbs from the table' 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 MooreTrump economist touts nation's low poverty rate Sunday shows - Trump team defends coronavirus response Economist Moore calls on Pelosi, Schumer to 'get a deal done' amid stimulus stalemate MORE called on Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPelosi slams Trump executive order on pre-existing conditions: It 'isn't worth the paper it's signed on' On The Money: Anxious Democrats push for vote on COVID-19 aid | Pelosi, Mnuchin ready to restart talks | Weekly jobless claims increase | Senate treads close to shutdown deadline Trump signs largely symbolic pre-existing conditions order amid lawsuit MORE (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck SchumerChuck SchumerPelosi slams Trump executive order on pre-existing conditions: It 'isn't worth the paper it's signed on' 3 reasons why Biden is misreading the politics of court packing Cruz blocks amended resolution honoring Ginsburg over language about her dying wish 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 SandersBiden campaign ratchets up courting of Black voters, specifically Black men The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by The Air Line Pilots Association - Trump, Biden renew push for Latino support Sunday shows - Trump team defends coronavirus response 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 ToddMurkowski: Supreme Court nominee should not be taken up before election Republican senator says plans to confirm justice before election 'completely consistent with the precedent' Sunday shows - Trump team defends coronavirus response 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 GarcettiJennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt join celebrity table read of 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High' for coronavirus relief LA mayor condemns protesters shouting 'death to police' outside hospital treating ambushed officers Garcetti: I would have acted sooner if Trump hadn't downplayed virus 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 MerkleyJeffrey (Jeff) Alan MerkleyThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by The Air Line Pilots Association - Trump, Biden renew push for Latino support Sunday shows - Trump team defends coronavirus response Oregon senator says Trump's blame on 'forest management' for wildfires is 'just a big and devastating lie' 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 BrownCalifornia fire becomes largest in state history Pac-12 moves toward 'return to competition' after Big Ten announces resumption of football season Oregon opens first mobile morgue amid wildfires 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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