Sunday shows preview: All eyes on looming Trump-Biden debate

June 22, 2024

This week’s Sunday news shows will likely focus on the upcoming debate between President Biden and former President Trump next week.

The two presidents are set to debate on CNN June 27 at 9 p.m. EDT in Atlanta. Advocates for both Biden and Trump, including Mitch Landrieu, the national co-chair of Biden’s campaign, and Gov. Doug Burgum (R-N.D.), a possible running mate for the presumptive GOP nominee, are set to hit the airwaves Sunday. Burgum will appear on CNN’s “State of the Union” and Landrieu will appear on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

Trump recently said on a podcast that he is “not underestimating” Biden before their next debate.

“I was never a fan of his, but I will say he beat [former House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.)] — still years ago, but he beat Paul Ryan badly,” Trump said. “And I assume he’s going to be somebody that will be a worthy debater, I would say, I think. I don’t want to underestimate him.” 

Other hopefuls in Trump’s veepstakes, including Rep. Byron Donalds (R-Fla.) and Gov. Kristi Noem (R-S.D.), will make appearances on the shows this week, with Noem on “Meet the Press” and Donalds on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.”

The two-year anniversary of the striking down of Roe v. Wade is also coming up next week. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who is set to appear Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” said in a post on social media platform X last week that “Overturning Roe is just the tip of the iceberg for extremist anti-abortion politicians.”

“Republican politicians are pushing to ban abortion nationwide, restrict access to birth control, and even limit prenatal care. It’s extreme, and it’s dangerous,” the Massachusetts senator said in her post. 

Vice President Harris is heading to Maryland to mark the second anniversary of the ruling by the Supreme Court which ended the constitutional right to abortion access, the Biden-Harris campaign said earlier this week. 

“The Vice President will remind voters that Donald Trump is responsible for overturning Roe and the chaos that has followed, and she will highlight the threat a second Trump presidency would pose to reproductive freedom nationwide,” the campaign said in a statement.

Trump touted the ending of Roe v. Wade while headlining the Faith & Freedom Coalition’s “Road to Majority” conference Saturday.

“I want to thank the six Supreme Court justices — Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, John Roberts, Brett Kavanaugh, Neil Gorsuch, and Amy Coney Barrett — for the wisdom and the courage they showed on this long-term, very contentious issue,” he said. “This has been a long time it’s been fought.”

“We did something that was amazing,” the former president added. “The big problem was it was caught up in the federal government, but the people will decide, and that’s the way it should be. The people are now deciding. Some states are a little bit more conservative, and some states are much more liberal.”

Other issues that will likely come up are the recent treaty between North Korea and Russia to defend one another, the crisis at the southern border and the Israel-Hamas war.

Below is the full list of guests scheduled to appear on this week’s Sunday talk shows:

ABC’s “This Week” — Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).

NBC’s “Meet the Press” —  Mitch Landrieu, national co-chair of President Biden’s campaign; Gov. Kristi Noem (R-S.D.).

CBS’ “Face the Nation” — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-N.M.); former national security adviser Robert C. O’Brien; former Deputy CIA Director Michael Morell.

CNN’s “State of the Union” — Govs. Doug Burgum (R-N.D.), and Kathy Hochul (D-N.Y.).

“Fox News Sunday” — Sens. Chris Coons (D-Del.), and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.).

Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” — Eric Trump, executive vice president of the Trump Organization; Rep. Byron Donalds (R-Fla.); Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-Texas); retired Army Gen. Jack Keane; Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R).