Sunday shows preview: Coronavirus cases surge in the Midwest; Trump hits campaign trail after COVID-19

Sunday shows preview: Coronavirus cases surge in the Midwest; Trump hits campaign trail after COVID-19
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The resurgence of coronavirus cases across the Midwest, as well as President TrumpDonald TrumpClinton, Bush, Obama reflect on peaceful transition of power on Biden's Inauguration Day Arizona Republican's brothers say he is 'at least partially to blame' for Capitol violence Biden reverses Trump's freeze on .4 billion in funds MORE’s return to the campaign trail this week are expected to dominate the Sunday talk shows this weekend. 

According to The New York Times coronavirus tracker, there have been an average of about 56,000 new cases per day in the U.S. over the past week, a 29 percent increase from just two weeks ago. 

As of Saturday afternoon, a total of more than 8,122,800 people have been infected with COVID-19 since it first hit the country earlier this year, with at least 218,900 dead as a result of the virus. 

Several Midwestern states, including North Dakota, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Kansas and Indiana, have reported record numbers of cases this week. 

On Tuesday, Wisconsin had its highest number of newly reported infections in a single day with 3,279 cases, and broke its single-day death toll record with 34 deaths due to the virus. 

The surge in cases across these states has prompted some experts to believe that the anticipated fall and winter wave of cases is already here. 

“We’ve been talking about the fall surge for a long time now. I think that is the beginning of that reality,” Scott Gottlieb, Trump’s former Food and Drug commissioner, told CNBC on Friday. 

Gottlieb is scheduled to appear on CBS’ “Face the Nation” this Sunday. 

The president is also back on the campaign trail after his bout with COVID-19. 

Several Trump family members and campaign officials are expected to be on multiple Sunday talk shows while Trump is set to hold various campaign events over the coming weeks, including in Wisconsin Saturday evening. 

These appearances come despite warnings from various local leaders that the rallies could lead to rises in coronavirus cases in these areas. 

Ahead of Trump’s Wednesday rally in Des Moines, Iowa, the city’s mayor, Frank Cownie (D), told the Des Moines Register that the president’s event caused him to become “worried about the spread” of the virus. 

Trump is trailing former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenKaty Perry and her 'Firework' close out inauguration TV special Arizona Republican's brothers say he is 'at least partially to blame' for Capitol violence Tom Hanks: After years of 'troubling rancor,' Inauguration Day 'is about witnessing the permanence of our American ideal' MORE in national and most key battleground state polls including Michigan and Pennsylvania. A poll released Friday by Hill/HarrisX showed Biden with 51 percent support in the Keystone State, and Trump with 46 percent support. In Michigan, Biden holds a 54-43 percent support advantage over the president. 

Trump reelection campaign adviser Jason Miller will be on “Fox News Sunday” this weekend to discuss the latest campaign efforts. Trump’s daughter-in-law, Lara TrumpLara TrumpSeven Senate races to watch in 2022 Lara Trump leading Republicans in 2022 North Carolina Senate poll Rep. Mark Walker announces Senate bid in North Carolina MORE, is expected on CNN’s “State of the Union,” while the president’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., is scheduled to make an appearance on Fox News’s “Sunday Morning Futures.” 

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

ABC’s “This Week” House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiGOP operative installed as NSA top lawyer placed on administrative leave: reports Budowsky: Democracy won, Trump lost, President Biden inaugurated Biden taps career civil servants to acting posts at State, USAID, UN MORE (D-Calif.); 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.

NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar; Gov. Gretchen WhitmerGretchen WhitmerThe Hill's Morning Report - President Biden, Vice President Harris begin work today Michigan GOP pushes to replace member who voted to certify election results Is the spread of misinformation MLK's dream? MORE (D-Mich.); Dr. Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota.

CBS’ “Face the Nation” — Democratic National Committee Chair Tom PerezThomas PerezClinton’s top five vice presidential picks Government social programs: Triumph of hope over evidence Labor’s 'wasteful spending and mismanagement” at Workers’ Comp MORE; former Republican National Committee Chair Reince PriebusReinhold (Reince) Richard PriebusAuthor: Meadows is history's worst White House chief of staff Ex-White House officials urge Trump to condemn violence at Capitol Making America dull again MORE; Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President and CEO Raphael Bostic; Gottlieb.

CNN’s “State of the Union” — Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D-Ill.); Sen. Chris CoonsChris Andrew CoonsSenate confirms Biden's intel chief, giving him first Cabinet official Romney calls for Senate to pass sanctions on Putin over Navalny poisoning Senate Democrats leery of nixing filibuster MORE (D-Del.); Lara Trump. 

“Fox News Sunday” — Miller; former Democratic presidential candidate Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Sights and sounds from Inauguration Day Biden faces tall order in uniting polarized nation OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Senate majority offers Biden new avenues on Trump environmental rollbacks | Democrats eye action on range of climate bills | Biden pushing to cancel Keystone XL pipeline as soon as he takes office: reports MORE.

Fox News’s “Sunday Morning Futures” — Sen. Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonGOP senators call for commission to investigate Capitol attack Wisconsin Democrats make ad buy calling on Johnson to resign Efforts to secure elections likely to gain ground in Democrat-controlled Congress MORE (R-WI), Chairman, Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Gov. Affairs; Rep. Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesGOP operative installed as NSA top lawyer placed on administrative leave: reports Pelosi raises alarm after Trump loyalist installed as top NSA lawyer NSA places former GOP political operative in top lawyer position after Pentagon chief's reported order MORE (R-CA), Ranking Member, House Intel Committee; Sen. Kelly LoefflerKelly LoefflerDemocrats swear in three senators to gain majority Schumer becomes new Senate majority leader Justice Dept. closes insider trading case against Burr without charges MORE (R-GA), Senate Joint Economic Committee; Trump Jr.; Rep. Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyBiden's inauguration marked by conflict of hope and fear Congressional leaders present Biden, Harris with flags flown during inauguration Biden urges Americans to join together in appeal for unity MORE (R-CA).

"America This Week" with Eric Bolling Steve BannonStephen (Steve) Kevin BannonTrump's pardons harshly criticized by legal experts Romney: Founders didn't intend pardons to be used for 'cronies' China sanctions Pompeo and more than two dozen US figures MORE, Former Chief White House Strategist; Anthony ScaramucciAnthony ScaramucciPence, other GOP officials expected to skip Trump send-off Kelly says Trump can't admit to making mistakes: 'His manhood is at issue here' C-SPAN's Steve Scully completes his three month suspension MORE, Former White House Communications Director; Alyssa Farah, White House Communications Director; Dr. Scott Atlas, Coronavirus Task Force; Dinesh D'Souza, filmmaker; Sen. Tom Tillis (R-N.C.)