Oct 9, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Trump grants first on-camera interview after coronavirus diagnosis to Fox News

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President Trump will be interviewed on camera during Friday's episode of Fox News' "Tucker Carlson Tonight" by Dr. Marc Siegel, the network announced.

Why it matters: It will be the president's first on-camera sit-down since being diagnosed with coronavirus last week. He called into Maria Bartiromo's Fox Business show and Sean Hannity's Fox News show on Thursday.

Worth noting: The network said that Siegel will "conduct a medical evaluation and interview during the program."

The big picture: The White House has repeatedly refused to disclose the date of the president's last negative coronavirus test.

  • That detail could help determine when he contracted the virus, who he exposed and the timeline of his illness.
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