Sunday Talk Shows (10/4/15): Donald Trump, Chris Christie, Meet The Press, This Week

By Allen McDuffee
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Guests on the Sunday political talk shows include Donald Trump making appearances on NBC’s Meet The Press and ABC’s This Week. Chris Christie is the only other 2016 hopeful scheduled to appear on Sunday, when he appears on ABC’s This Week. Beyond that, it’s a mix of discussion on the Russia-Syria situation, gun violence and the economy.

Full line-up below. What catches your eye?

  • NBC’s Meet The Press: Donald Trump
  • CBS’ Face The Nation: Pre-empted by NFL coverage.
  • ABC’s This Week: Donald Trump; Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ); Bill O’Reilly, Fox News; Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN); Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK); Greta Van Susteren, Fox News; Matt Bai, Yahoo News
  • Fox News Sunday: Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT); Gen. Jack Keane (ret.); Amb. Ryan Crocker; Brit Hume, Fox News; Julie Pace, AP; Ben Domenech, The Federalist; Christi Parsons, Tribune Newspapers
  • CNN’s State of the Union: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA); Sen. John McCain (R-AZ); Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN); Mark Kelly, Americans for Responsible Solutions

The Rundown

1. Mitch McConnell’s Trump Calculation 

Jane Mayer at The New Yorker takes a deep dive on the risk of McConnell’s refusal to restrain the chief executive of the United States. 

2. 500,000+ Zoom Accounts Are For Sale on the Dark Web

Credentials of individuals and high-profile companies like Chase have been swept up, marking a new headache for the videoconferencing giant.

3. Bernie Sanders Endorses Joe Biden

Sanders told Biden, “We need you in the White House,” during a teleconference. But how many of his supporters heard him?

4. Paul Manafort Is Seeking Prison Release Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Trump’s former campaign manager claims he is “high risk.” 

5. Joe Biden Could Get a Critical Boost From a Black VP Pick

New polling suggests Biden could garner more enthusiasm among black voters in battleground states by picking a black woman.

6. Sanofi and GSK Partner on COVID-19 Vaccine

The Sanofi-GlaxoSmithKline vaccine will enter clinical trials later in 2020, but still won’t be available until late 2021.