WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump will give his first broadcast network interview since leaving office this week alongside Kristen Welker, who will make her debut as host of NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday.
The interview will be pre-recorded Thursday at Trump’s golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, and the same invitation has been extended to President Joe Biden, the network said in a statement. Trump last appeared on the program in 2019.
The former president largely stayed away from mainstream media interviews during his third campaign for the White House. Instead, he frequently calls out conservative podcasts, radio shows and far-right cable outlets, and shares his thoughts in posts and videos on his site Truth Social.
The interview comes as Trump is a clear frontrunner for the Republican nomination despite being indicted four times on a range of charges, including those tied to efforts to overturn the 2020 election results.
Trump will also appear on former Fox News host Megyn Kelly’s SiriusXM show on Thursday. The interview, recorded Wednesday in New Jersey, will be his first since the 2016 campaign. Trump and Kelly memorably clashed during the 2015 Republican primary debate, when Kelly pressed him about his history of derogatory comments about women.
Welker will make his debut as host of “Meet the Press” this Sunday, taking over from Chuck Todd.
Trump had previously praised Welker’s performance in moderating the second presidential debate between him and Biden in 2020.