While possibly still contagious, President Trump will reportedly deliver his first live, on-camera interview since testing positive with COVID-19 on Friday evening. The interview will take place on Fox News' "Tucker Carlson Tonight".
In a memo released last night, Trump's doctors said the president would return to public engagements on Saturday, though there was some confusion, as Saturday is actually only nine days since Thursday evening, when Trump says he first tested positive.
Trump on Fox News again tonight. 8p interview will be his 1st on-camera since falling ill with coronavirus. https://t.co/8E68S6Goyq— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) October 9, 2020
Trump's last Fox News interview was a Thursday-night call with Sean Hannity where the president said he felt "great" and commented on the news that Hope Hicks, one of his top aides, had been sickened. Though Nancy Pelosi mocked Trump for some other comments he has given by phone, like when Trump said he was "a perfect specimen".
During the interview, Dr. Marc Siegel will conduct a medical evaluation of the president, and he'll also interview him.
The news comes as the NYT has published its latest anonymously sourced piece claiming Trump has been demanding that aides support his return to campaigning immediately, as he reportedly fumes over the press coverage of his illness.