(Trump surrogate Gov. Chris Christie gets defensive about his support for Trump on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.)
The presidential campaign will once again dominate the Sunday talk shows this weekend, and it seems the obvious anagram (h/t Charlie Pierce) Reince Priebus is doing a Full Ginsburg this weekend. Oh joy. I assume he's out there doing damage control following Trump's private meeting with the RNC this week, where in all likelihood he threatened to wage three kinds of holy hell if he goes into the convention with the most delegates and they deny him the nomination.
Pass the popcorn!
We'll never know what really went on during that meeting, but expect nothing but happy talk out of Mr. RNCPRBS.
Here's the lineup for this week, courtesy of the Orlando Sentinel (check your local listings for times and stations in your area):
UPDATED: Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump and Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus will make multiple appearances on Sunday morning programs. The lineup:
Trump and Priebus talk to CBS' "Face the Nation" at 10:30 a.m. on WKMG-Channel 6. The panel will be Peggy Noonan of The Wall Street Journal, Mark Leibovich of The New York Times Magazine and Ed O'Keefe and Ruth Marcus of The Washington Post. CBS News elections director Anthony Salvanto shares new poll results.
Trump and Priebus are guests on "Fox News Sunday" at 10 a.m. on WOFL-Channel 35. The program salutes John Ficklin, the 10th member of his family to work in the White House. The panel will be George Will, Julie Pace of The Associated Press, Stephen Dinan of The Washington Times and Charles Lane of The Washington Post.
Hillary Clinton and Priebus talk to NBC's "Meet the Press" at 9 a.m. on WESH-Channel 2. Another guest is Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis. The panel will be reporter Charles Benson of WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee, David Brooks and Helene Cooper of The New York Times and Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio, talk to ABC's "This Week" at 10 a.m. on WFTV-Channel 9. Priebus is another guest. The panel will be Democratic strategist Donna Brazile, ABC News political analyst Matthew Dowd, radio host Hugh Hewitt and Fox News political analyst Juan Williams.↓ Story continues below ↓
Sanders and Priebus are guests on CNN's "State of the Union" at 9 a.m. and noon. The panel will be Bakari Sellers, former member of the South Carolina House of Representatives; CNN contributor Amanda Carpenter; Nina Turner, former member of the Ohio State Senate; and Andre Bauer, former South Carolina lieutenant governor.
Peter King, R-N.Y., and Allianz Chief Economic Adviser Mohamed El-Erian talk to "Sunday Morning Futures" at 10 a.m. on Fox News Channel. Actor Scott Baio discusses his endorsement of Trump. The panel will be Jon Hilsenrath of The Wall Street Journal, GOP strategist Ed Rollins and former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass.
David Remnick of The New Yorker is a guest on "Fareed Zakaria GPS" at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on CNN. Remnick is part of a political panel with E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post, Geoffrey Kabaservice of the Republican Main Street Partnership and Nell Irvin Painter, history professor at Princeton University. A panel on counterterrorism features Seth Jones of the International Security and Defense Policy Center; John Miller, deputy commissioner of intelligence and counterterrorism at the New York Police Department; and Phil Mudder, former CIA and FBI counterterrorism official.
Connie Chung and Maury Povich discuss owning a successful newspaper on "Reliable Sources" at 11 a.m. on CNN. Other guests are Ariana Huffington of the Huffington Post Media Group and author of "The Sleep Revolution"; ABC News analyst Matthew Dowd; and Larry Hackett, former managing editor at People magazine.
Kennedy of Fox Business Network and Meghan McCain will be guests on "MediaBuzz" at 11 a.m. on Fox News Channel. Other guests are Katrina Pierson, Trump Campaign national spokesperson; Andrea Tantaros and Sandra Smith, co-hosts of "Outnumbered"; Susan Ferrechio of The Washington Examiner; Amy Holmes, anchor of The Blaze; Fox News contributor Kirsten Powers; and Shana Glenzer, tech analyst.
The panel on a one-hour "Inside Politics," at 8 a.m. on CNN, will be Jackie Kucinich of The Daily Beast; Ed O'Keefe and Abby Phillip of The Washington Post and Jeff Zeleny of CNN.