Fox's Wallace to interview Trump on Sunday

Fox's Wallace to interview Trump on Sunday

Fox News anchor Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceTrump adviser Jason Miller: Biden running mate pick 'his political living will' Sunday shows - Stimulus debate dominates Bass: 'Lesson learned' on 2016 Castro comments MORE will interview President TrumpDonald John TrumpWhite House sued over lack of sign language interpreters at coronavirus briefings Wife blames Trump, lack of masks for husband's coronavirus death in obit: 'May Karma find you all' Trump authorizes reduced funding for National Guard coronavirus response through 2020 MORE on Sunday at the White House, according to a Wednesday announcement from the network.

The interview "will focus on recent civil unrest across the country, the current status of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States, the 2020 election, including the latest surrounding the Republican National Convention, among other topics," per the announcement.

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The appearance on "Fox News Sunday" will mark the president's first Sunday morning show appearance since June 2019, when he sat down with "Meet the Press" moderator Chuck ToddCharles (Chuck) David ToddCuba spells trouble for Bass's VP hopes Chuck Todd's 'MTP Daily' moves time slots, Nicolle Wallace expands to two hours The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the Air Line Pilots Association - Biden VP possible next week; Meadows says relief talks 'miles apart' MORE.

Trump last appeared on Wallace's program in November 2018.

The president has criticized Wallace on several occasions, including in an April tweet following one edition of "Fox News Sunday" when he evoked the host's late father, Mike Wallace, a longtime award-winning correspondent at CBS's "60 Minutes."

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"Just watched Mike Wallace wannabe, Chris Wallace, on @FoxNews," Trump tweeted at the time. "I am now convinced that he is even worse than Sleepy Eyes Chuck Todd of Meet the Press(please!), or the people over at Deface the Nation. What the hell is happening to @FoxNews. It’s a whole new ballgame over there!"

The new interview comes as President Trump continues to trail presumptive Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump campaign emails supporters encouraging mask-wearing: 'We have nothing to lose' Cuba spells trouble for Bass's VP hopes Democrats want Biden to debate Trump despite risks MORE in the RealClearPolitics index of polls by 8.8 points nationally.

Wallace has scored several big interviews with politicians on both sides of the aisle in recent months, including Biden, House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiHillicon Valley: Trump backs potential Microsoft, TikTok deal, sets September deadline | House Republicans request classified TikTok briefing | Facebook labels manipulated Pelosi video Trump says he's considering executive action to suspend evictions, payroll tax Trump won't say if he disagrees with Birx that virus is widespread MORE (D-Calif.) and Vice President Pence.