- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Fox News host Neil Cavuto declared during his show Tuesday that he has no interest in interviewing President Trump.

“I have not asked for a sit-down with the president. I don’t want a sit-down with the president. I know that sounds crazy,” he said.

Mr. Cavuto said it’s nothing personal against Mr. Trump — noting that he’s interviewed the president “quite a bit” before he was elected — he just doesn’t think a rushed 10-minute interview would add any value to the conversation.

“I just see little to be gained getting him for the customary 10 minutes now or adding my name to the long and impressive list of people who’ve already interviewed the president now, including a lot of great people here,” he said. “I’ve learned something from every chat. I’m just not interested in joining the chat. … That doesn’t mean sit-downs with presidents don’t add value, just that my sitting down with this one probably would not.”

Mr. Cavuto admitted that Mr. Trump probably isn’t a fan of his due to past criticisms and probably would turn down an interview with him anyway. He cut to several clips of him accusing the president of “scapegoating” and lacking loyalty.

Mr. Cavuto promised to remain a fair and balanced reporter “even if it means” never getting an interview with Mr. Trump, “and yes, even if it means never even asking for one in the first place.”

According to The Hill columnist Joe Concha, Mr. Trump has sat down for interviews with Fox News or Fox Business 18 times since taking office.

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