Trump to be interviewed by former White House press secretary Spicer on Newsmax

Trump to be interviewed by former White House press secretary Spicer on Newsmax

President TrumpDonald John TrumpCNN's Anderson Cooper: Trump's Bubba Wallace tweet was 'racist, just plain and simple' Beats by Dre announces deal with Bubba Wallace, defends him after Trump remarks Overnight Defense: DOD reportedly eyeing Confederate flag ban | House military spending bill blocks wall funding MORE will be interviewed by Newsmax's Sean SpicerSean Michael SpicerThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Supreme Court's unanimous decision on the Electoral College Juan Williams: Trump's base begins to crack Bolton denies saying he will back Biden over Trump in November MORE on Wednesday night, marking the first interview Trump has done with the right-leaning cable TV outlet since taking office.

Spicer served as Trump's first press secretary until August 2017. The former Republican National Committee spokesman also served as White House communications director.

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Wednesday evening's sit-down also marks the first time a former White House press secretary has interviewed a president while still in office.

In March, Spicer appeared in the White House press room as a reporter during a coronavirus task force briefing, marking his first appearance there since his departure from the Trump administration.

Trump is attempting to weather a national firestorm surrounding the death of George Floyd, an unarmed African American man who died while in police custody in Minneapolis. 

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who has been charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter, was seen in a video kneeling on Floyd's neck for more than eight minutes while Floyd said he could not breathe. 

The president has condemned Floyd's death while urging governors to deploy National Guard units to contain protests — sometimes marred by looting, arson and violence — that have gripped many major cities across the country.

The Trump interview from the White House for "Spicer & Co." will air at 6 p.m.