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Sunday on MTP: Debate Scramble and Donald Trump

THE CENTER OF THE DEBATE STAGE: Chuck will talk to GOP frontrunner Donald Trump as he prepares for his first debate.
Donald Trump
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally and picnic, Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Oskaloosa, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)AP

THE CENTER OF THE DEBATE STAGE: Chuck will talk to the GOP frontrunner as he prepares for his first debate.

Donald Trump

Chairman and President, The Trump Organization


THE FIRST GOP DEBATE: WHO’S IN & WHO’S OUT: With just days until the first GOP debate, Chuck sits down with the head of the RNC to talk about the last minute dash to the main debate stage, the state of the field and the Trump effect.

Reince Priebus

Chairman, Republican National Committee


THE VIEW FROM ACROSS THE AISLE: The DNC Chair joins Chuck to talk about the 2016 Democratic race, selling the Iran deal, and the shift in US/Cuban relations.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Chairwoman, Democratic National Committee


MEET THE CANDIDATE: One of the candidates who will be on the debate stage on Thursday joins Chuck to talk about the issues and his position in the field.

Dr. Ben Carson

Republican Presidential Candidate


THE CINCINNATI SHOOTING: WHAT’S NEXT?: In the wake of another shooting, Chuck will discuss police recruitment and training with Commissioner Charles Ramsey, the Co-Chair of President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. What is working? What needs to be fixed?

Charles Ramsey

Philadelphia Police Commissioner



”Meet the Press” will air more of Lester Holt’s one-on-one with Gov. Jeb Bush.

Plus, we will unveil the latest NBC News/WSJ poll numbers that could affect who is on the debate stage on Thursday.



Gerald Seib

Washington Bureau Chief, The Wall Street Journal

Kathleen Parker

Columnist, The Washington Post

Helene Cooper

Pentagon Correspondent, The New York Times

Chris Matthews

Host of MSNBC’s “Hardball”