President Trump hasn’t given any interviews or held any public events in almost a week. But he is scheduled to sit down with NBC’s Lester Holt on Thursday afternoon.
With Trump’s firing of FBI director James Comey sending shock waves across Washington, NBC has lucked into the most consequential interview of Trump’s presidency.
When the interview booking was announced on Monday, Holt and his colleagues had no idea that Comey’s ouster was imminent.
The main news peg for the interview was thought to be last week’s health care vote in the House.
But now, with Comey’s firing garnering wall-to-wall coverage, the stakes are higher.
Thursday’s sit-down could be the biggest interview of Trump’s young presidency and the biggest interview of Holt’s career.
When the Comey news broke on Tuesday, there was social media chatter that Trump might try to back out of the interview taping.
But as of Wednesday morning, NBC and its cable news channel MSNBC were still promoting it.
MSNBC ran as promo in the lower right hand corner of the screen touting the “exclusive interview.”
The taping is scheduled to happen at the White House on Thursday.
SOURCE: Brian Stelter