Sunday preview: Trump, lawmakers weigh on COVID-19, masks, and school reopens amid surge in virus

School reopens, masks and new coronavirus cases will dominate the discussion during the Sunday morning show circuit this weekend, as President TrumpDonald John Trump, Pelosi and Blumenaur condemn Trump’s “heinous abuses of power” against Oregon protesters. Federal agents deployed in Portland had no riot control training: NYT Trump administration sought to block funding for CDC, contact tracing, and testing on new relief law: MORE report He has signaled that he will not issue a nationwide mandate on facial masks, and continues to pressure school districts to open their doors amid the coronavirus pandemic.

In the past two weeks, President Trump has threatened to withhold money from non-reopening school districts for in-person learning, and the Secretary of Education Betsy DeVosElizabeth (Betsy) Dee DeVos Sunday shows a preview: Trump, lawmakers evaluate COVID-19, masks, and school reopens amid virus spike Texas officials offer schools the option to offer online-only classes through November Coronavirus committee demands that DeVos clarify the threat of cutting funds from schools MORE He has criticized school districts for coming up with hybrid plans that include a combination of face-to-face and virtual learning, calling those ideas unacceptable.

Despite threats from the White House, some school districts, such as the Richmond, Virginia district, have announced that they will be fully virtual by fall.

On Thursday, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany pointed to a study published by JAMA Pediatrics in defense of the administration’s firm stance on reopening schools.

“Science is on our side here, and we encourage localities and states to just follow science, open our schools,” said McEnany, explaining that the study shows that children are “much less” at risk of serious risks. sick with COVID-19 than with seasonal flu.

In an interview to be run entirely on “Fox News Sunday,” Trump tells the host. Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) Wallace Sunday shows a preview: Trump, lawmakers weigh on COVID-19, masks, and school reopens amid rising virus On The Money: Improved unemployment insurance likely to expire during COVID aid talks -19 | Trump says he will not issue national mask mandate | Mnuchin: Most affected companies should be able to get the second PPP payment Trump says he will not issue a national mask mandate PLUS that he is a “believer in masks”, but that he will not impose a national mask mandate.

“I want people to have some freedom and I don’t believe in that, no,” Trump said. “I disagree with the statement that if everyone wore a mask, everything would disappear.”

Most states have implemented a mask requirement for their residents while in public in recent weeks due to the resurgence of the virus in much of the country.

Georgia, Iowa, and Nebraska are the only states in the country that do not have statewide mask requirements and also prevent municipalities and local governments from issuing their own requirements.

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) sued Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (D) this week for making the masks mandatory in her city. The bottoms will appear on CBS’s “Face the Nation”.

Arizona, Florida and Oklahoma do not have state-level mandates, but they do allow localities to take action.

All of this occurs when states concentrated in the south and west have consistently established records for the number of new daily infections across the state.

The United States as a whole set a new record this week with more than 75,000 new cases of coronavirus across the country in a single day.

A handful of governors will appear on this week’s morning shows. Govs. Asa Hutchinson (R-Ark.) Y Jared PolisJared Schutz PolisSunday shows a preview: Trump, lawmakers weigh on COVID-19, masks, and school reopens amid a surge of Colorado Woman virus in employees of the viral video call store asking him to wear a mask ‘Nazi’ disapproval of Trump’s coronavirus response jumps to 60 percent amid surge: MORE survey (D-Colo.) It will appear on ABC’s “This Week”. Ohio Governor Mike DeWine (R) will be on NBC’s “Meet the Press”. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan will join Bottoms on “Face the Nation,” while Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves (R) will appear on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

The full line of shows is below.

ABC “This week” – Govs. Asa Hutchinson (R-Ark.) And Jared Polis (D-Colo.); Rep. Donna ShalalaDonna Edna Shalala Sunday shows a preview: Trump, lawmakers evaluate COVID-19, masks, and school reopens amid surge in virus The Hill’s Campaign Report: Cook shifts 20 House races toward Democrats Dunford withdraws from consideration to chair the coronavirus monitoring panel MORE (D-Fla.) Grenita Lathan, interim superintendent of the Houston Independent School District.

NBC’s “Meet the Press” – cops; Representative James Clyburn (DS.C.); Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health; Governor Mike DeWine (R-Ohio); Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota.

CBS “Face the Nation” – Governor Larry Hogan (R-Md.); Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (D); Dr. Michael Drake, incoming president of the University of California.

CNN “State of the Union” – Clyburn Mayors Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles and Ted Wheeler of Portland, Oregon; Governor Tate Reeves (R-Miss.); Rep. Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleySunday Shows Preview: Trump, Lawmakers Evaluate COVID-19, Masks, And School Reopens Amid Increase In Viruses Democrats May Bring DHS Bill To House Floor This Tax Day, Let’s Talk About Why We Need A real tax reform MORE, D-Mass.

Fox News’ “Fox News Sunday” – President Donald Trump.

Fox News “Sunday Morning Futures” – Representative of the minority leader of the house. Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthy Sunday shows a preview: Trump, lawmakers weigh COVID-19, masks, and school reopens amid rising McCarthy virus in Roger Stone: “Going to work was OK” The Hill Campaign Report: Cook switch 20 House races to Democrats MORE (R-CA); Sen. John KennedyJohn Neely KennedyMORE (R-LA); Steve BannonStephen (Steve) Kevin Bannon Sunday shows a preview: Trump, lawmakers weigh on COVID-19, masks, and school reopens amid surge in virus Battle of Navarro-Fauci intensifies, to the detriment of the Trump Coronavirus Report: Steve The Hill’s Clemons interviews Chris Christie MORE, former chief strategist of the White House; Ray Dalio, Co-Director of Investments and Co-President of Bridgewater Associates; Mark MeadowsMark Randall MeadowsTrump Makes White House the Backdrop of Political Events Sunday Preview: Trump, Lawmakers Evaluate COVID-19, Masks, and School Reopens Amid Rising Virus Trump Says He Will Not Issue the Mask Mandate national MORE, Chief of Staff of the White House.

“America this week” – Ted Nugent Roger stoneRoger Jason Stone Sunday shows a preview: Trump, lawmakers weigh on COVID-19, masks, and school reopens amid surge in House Judiciary virus to consider bills to curb Trump Graham’s power to forgive publishes recently declassified documents on Russia’s investigation MORE; Jerry and Becki Falwell, University of Liberty; David Bernhardt, Secretary of the Interior; Hogan Gidley, press secretary for the Trump campaign; Jack Brewer, former NFL player; Tom Fitton, President of Judicial Watch; former senator Jim DeMint (RS.C.);
Panel: Cruz Ameshia, Sebastian GorkaSebastian Lukacs GorkaTrump Calls Gorka for National Security Advisory Board Sunday shows preview: Coronavirus raises questions about school safety; Trump commutes Roger Stone’s sentence to the new head of the United States media agency under fire from both sides MORE.