Harris Faulkner to Interview President Trump Thursday on 'Outnumbered Overtime'
— HARRISFAULKNER (@HARRISFAULKNER) December 12, 2018
Harris Faulkner will sit down with President Donald Trump for an exclusive interview that will air Thursday at 1:00pm ET on "Outnumbered Overtime."
The conversation will focus on the key issues facing the White House, including the Chief of Staff position and the battle with Democrats over funding for the border wall.
The president confirmed last weekend that John Kelly would leave the White House at the end of the year, and one day later, Vice President Mike Pence's Chief of Staff Nick Ayers said he would also the leave the administration at that time.
Ayers was considered the frontrunner to be chosen, but Trump tweeted Sunday it was "fake news" that Ayers was the top pick.
Among those believed to be under consideration are North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows, chairman of the powerful House Freedom Caucus, David Bossie, Trump’s former deputy campaign manager, and Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney.
Faulkner's exclusive sit-down at the White House will also center around Trump's demand for $5 billion in funding for the border wall. In an explosive, televised meeting with Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, Trump said he would be "proud" to shut down the government if the funding is not approved before the Dec. 21 deadline.
Pelosi and Schumer repeatedly urged Trump to continue the discussions in private, but Trump declined, arguing there was nothing wrong with "transparency" on the issue.
The interview also comes in the wake of Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen being sentenced to three years in prison for campaign finance violations, tax evasion and lying to Congress about Trump’s past business dealings in Russia.
Don't miss Faulkner's one-on-one with the president, Thursday at 1:00pm ET on "Outnumbered Overtime."