Joe Kernen Interviews Pres. Trump in Davos

By Chris Ariens 

CNBC has locked in its first interview with Pres. Trump.

The president will sit down with CNBC’s Squawk Box co-host Joe Kernen today for an interview that will air tomorrow morning. The sit-down comes before Trump addresses the World Economic Forum gathering in the Swiss city. “This is a huge interview,” said Becky Quick on this morning’s Squawk Box.

Kernen will talk about the economy, the markets, tax reform, the infrastructure plan, global trade deals, and the DACA deadline. The interview will begin airing in the 6 a.m. ET hour. Trump’s speech is set for the 8 a.m. ET hour.

This is Trump’s first interview with a non-Fox host since he sat down with NBC’s Lester Holt last May. NBC News is also hopeful Trump will sit for the traditional Super Bowl Sunday interview.

Earlier this week, before she left for Davos, Quick told told TVNewser the Davos crowd “is lucky to have President Trump addressing them. It’s going to be fascinating and I’m thrilled to have a front-row seat to watch it all unfold.”

Trump will also sit down today with former CNN host and 2008 Celebrity Apprentice winner Piers Morgan for his ITV show, airing Sunday night.

Trump was once a regular on CNBC, when the network re-aired his Celebrity Apprentice.