Trump to receive medical evaluation from Fox News contributor on Tucker Carlson's show

Brendan Morrow

A week after being hospitalized with COVID-19, President Trump is turning a medical evaluation into primetime television.

Fox News says that on Friday's Tucker Carlson Tonight, Trump will appear for his first on-camera interview since testing positive for COVID-19 last week. It won't just be a typical Fox interview, though, as the network said that contributor Dr. Marc Siegel "will conduct a medical evaluation" during the show.

Siegel, Axios notes, has "repeatedly pushed coronavirus misinformation during his appearances on Fox News," such as by falsely claiming in March that COVID-19 is not "more problematic or deadly than influenza." He previously spoke with the president during a memorable interview in which Trump touted his ability to remember and repeat the words "person, woman, man, camera, TV" during a cognitive test.

The Friday appearance will come after Trump previously spoke over the phone with Fox Business' Maria Bartiromo and Fox News' Sean Hannity this week. In the latter interview, Trump could be heard repeatedly coughing, leading CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta to express concerns on Friday.

"He still sounds sick," Gupta said. "They've got to take care of him. He's got to take care of himself."

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