CNBC has secured an interview with President Obama, just a few days into the government shutdown.
CNBC’s DC correspondent John Harwood will sit down with the President today, with the interview airing at 4 PM on “Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo.”
Obama has generally not given many interviews to financial news outlets, given their limited audience. That said, that limited audience holds a lot of economic power, so when he does talk to a CNBC, Bloomberg or FBN, it is so that he can send a message to Wall Street. Bloomberg TV actually had the first post-election interview with the President in 2012.