Sunday morning talk shows

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Powell: Trump Has 'Drifted'

The former secretary of state also says he's voting for Biden

(Newser) - Colin Powell hit State of the Union on Sunday and added his name to the list of ex-military officials criticizing President Trump, CNN reports. The former Republican secretary of state said Trump has "drifted away" from the Constitution in his strongman response to the George Floyd protests: "We... More »

Trump Adviser Slams 'Kumbaya of Incompetence'

Peter Navarro is unleashed on the Sunday talkies

(Newser) - A top White House economic adviser hit the talk-show circuit Sunday and slammed everyone from the CDC to China to former President Obama, Politico reports. "I'm glad Mr. Obama has a new job as Joe Biden's press secretary," Peter Navarro said on ABC's This Week,... More »

'This Is Going to Be the Hardest and Saddest Week'

Surgeon General Jerome Adams and Dr. Anthony Fauci hit the Sunday talk shows

(Newser) - The US surgeon general offered some of the starkest warnings yet Sunday as he braced Americans for the worsening fallout from the new coronavirus, warning "this is going to be the hardest and the saddest week of most Americans' lives, quite frankly." The public was advised separately by... More »

Biden Makes a Big Claim After SC Win

Joe Biden and Sen. Sanders both hit the talk-show circuit

(Newser) - Joe Biden said Sunday he can "unite this country, the whole country" after scoring a comeback victory in South Carolina’s Democratic primary that could force moderate rivals out of the race and blunt the rise of progressive leader Bernie Sanders, the AP reports. Biden vowed he would improve... More »

Bloomberg 'Just Went There' With Trump

And there's other political chatter on Sunday

(Newser) - In Politico 's words, "Mike Bloomberg's campaign just went there." Facing a wave of attacks from President Trump, the Democratic candidate fired back Sunday with "pathological liar"—not an unusual retort for Dems—then dared to engage in a game of personal insults. "... More »

Schiff Reacts to Trump Tweet

And other quotes around the Sunday dial

(Newser) - With the Senate impeachment trial down for a day, President Trump fired off a tweet that's making headlines. "Shifty Adam Schiff is a CORRUPT POLITICIAN, and probably a very sick man," he wrote Sunday about Rep. Adam Schiff, the trial's lead impeachment manager. "He has... More »

Defense Sec. 'Didn't See' Rationale for Trump's Big Move

And other quotes around the Sunday dial

(Newser) - Was there a rationale for killing Iran's top general? Defense Secretary Mark Esper seemed to convey mixed messages Sunday on that hot-button topic, the New York Times reports. On CBS' Face the Nation, Esper cast some doubt on President Trump's claim that he ordered Maj. Gen. Qassim Soleimani'... More »

Pompeo: This Iran Thing Isn't Our Fault

The secretary of state also calls the current conflict 'a war'

(Newser) - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hit the Sunday talk-show circuit and blamed the entire Iran crisis on former President Obama, USA Today reports. "We're trying to correct for what was the Obama administration's appeasement of Iran," Pompeo said on ABC News' This Week, after President Trump... More »

Pelosi to Trump: You're Invited

Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer invite the president to stand up for himself

(Newser) - Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi invited President Donald Trump to testify in front of investigators in the House impeachment inquiry ahead of a week that will see several key witnesses appear publicly, the AP reports. Pushing back against accusations from the president that the process has been stacked against him,... More »

Mulvaney: Trump Was 'Honestly Surprised'

The acting chief of staff talks to Chris Wallace on 'Fox News Sunday'

(Newser) - Mick Mulvaney hit the small screen Sunday and talked about a pair of recent issues—including President Trump's about-face on hosting next year's G-7 conference at Trump National Doral Miami resort, Politico reports. "The president isn't one for holding back his feelings and his emotions about... More »

The Whistleblower Has Struck a Deal: Schiff

Rudy Giuliani also appeared on 'This Week'

(Newser) - Rep. Adam Schiff made it official Sunday, saying the whistleblower behind the explosive Ukraine complaint that triggered an impeachment inquiry has agreed to testify before Congress. Appearing on ABC News' This Week, the House Intelligence Committee chairman said it will happen "very soon" once precautions are established to protect... More »

AOC: Dems Have the Scandal

On Twitter and talk shows, Ukraine is a hot topic

(Newser) - Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rekindled the impeachment flame Saturday with a tweet that accused Democrats of harboring a scandal worse than anything President Trump has done, USA Today reports. "At this point, the bigger national scandal isn't the president's lawbreaking behavior—it is the Democratic Party's refusal... More »

O'Rourke: 'Let's Be Very Clear About What Is Causing This'

Other Democrats also react strongly to the latest mass shootings

(Newser) - Democratic candidates are hitting President Trump—and hitting him hard—after two mass shootings gut-punched America over the weekend. Beto O'Rourke appeared on CNN's State of the Union: "Let's be very clear about what is causing this and who the president is," said the former... More »

Sarah Sanders: About That 'Sanctuary Cities' Plan

The White House press secretary appears on 'This Week'

(Newser) - Flooding so-called "sanctuary cities" with undocumented immigrants is apparently just one way the president might further his immigration-reform agenda, ABC News reports. It's "an option on the table," Sarah Sanders said Sunday on This Week. "Certainly this wouldn't be our first choice because ideally... More »

Trump 'Pretty Disappointed' if Kim Tests a Rocket: Bolton

But he says the government is watching North Korea 'constantly'

(Newser) - The top national security adviser says President Trump would be "pretty disappointed" if North Korea were to launch a new rocket or missile test, as some experts believe he could be preparing to do , reports the AP . Speaking on ABC's This Week, John Bolton would not confirm reports... More »

Schiff: There's 'Direct Evidence'

And other talk around the Sunday dial

(Newser) - Was Michael Cohen's testimony the smoking gun Democrats wanted? Maybe not , but Rep. Adam Schiff suggests he has enough evidence already: "I think there is direct evidence in the emails from the Russians through their intermediary offering dirt on Hillary Clinton as part of what is described in... More »

GOP Leader: 'Action Will Be Taken'

And other remarks around the Sunday dial

(Newser) - "That language has no place in America." So said Rep. Kevin McCarthy on CBS' Face the Nation about a recent remark by Rep. Steve King regarding white nationalism and white supremacy, CNN reports. "I have a scheduled meeting with him on Monday, and I will tell you... More »

Sanders: Trump Really Means It

And other talk around the Sunday dial

(Newser) - The government shuttered, for months or even years? So said President Trump , and Sarah Huckabee Sanders backed him up Sunday: "Absolutely—the president means what he says when he says that," she said on Fox News Sunday, per Fox News . She also criticized Democrats for opposing the border... More »

Sen. Graham Uses Language We Won't Print

And more around the Sunday dial

(Newser) - Dana Bash's eyes widened in shock, and it's little wonder. Interviewing Sen. Lindsey Graham on CNN's State of the Union, the host asked whether President Trump would be at fault if the Syria troop pullout ended up empowering ISIS. "Everything we're dealing with today falls... More »

Sen. Durbin: We Literally Begged Him

And more around the Sunday dial

(Newser) - Sen. Dick Durbin says he and other senators begged Jim Mattis to stay—but no, the defense secretary had made up his mind. "I was one of many senators who privately sat down with General Mattis and said, 'Please stay, stay as long as you possibly can,'... More »

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