Fox’s Hannity, Carlson to get first interviews with Trump after Putin summit
President Trump will sit down with two Fox News hosts for his first interviews following his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the network announced Sunday.
Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson will each conduct separate interviews with Trump in Helsinki on Monday after Trump and Putin conclude their meeting. Both interviews will focus on “the summit along with other top news of the day,” Fox News said in a statement.
Hannity will get the first exclusive with Trump following the summit, and their discussion will air on his show Monday night. The two men have golfed together and reportedly talk often, as much as several times a day, according to a May report.
Hannity, a staunch defender of Trump’s, is reportedly one of a few dozen people who have access to Trump’s official phone line. According to New York magazine, the two speak on the phone almost every night after Hannity’s show.
Carlson’s interview will air on his show Tuesday night, Fox News said.
Trump has given sit-down interviews mostly to Fox News in the last year, though he recently sat down with ABC and CBS.
Trump earlier this month hired former Fox News executive Bill Shine to serve as his deputy chief of staff for communications.
The president spoke with CBS’s Jeff Glor this weekend from his golf course in Scotland, and Glor is expected to sit down with the president at the White House on Wednesday.
Trump told Glor that he has “low expectations” for his meeting with Putin.
“I don’t expect anything. I frankly don’t expect — I go in with very low expectations,” Trump said. “I think that getting along with Russia is a good thing. But it’s possible we won’t.”