ABC News Lands First President Trump Sit-Down After Inauguration

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David Muir will interview the president for a one-hour special set to air Wednesday.

President Donald Trump is set for his first one-on-one interview since being sworn in on Friday.

ABC News' World News Tonight anchor David Muir has landed the first sit-down with the new commander-in-chief. It will air as a one-hour special, President Trump: The First Interview, on Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Portions of the wide-ranging interview also will air on World News Tonight on Wednesday, in addition to ABC News Radio and Nightline, and on Thursday's edition of Good Morning America.

The interview follows Trump's hourlong sit-down for 60 Minutes, which aired in November after his stunning defeat of Hillary Clinton. The day before the inauguration, ABC preempted the return of its TGIT lineup, including the season six premiere of political drama Scandal, for an ABC News special centered on America's First Family: The Trumps.

The Monday announcement comes hours after Sean Spicer's first official press conference as White House press secretary. Spicer started the conference off on a somewhat conciliatory note, in which he discussed the popularity of his predecessor and joked that his job "is secure, at least for the next couple of days."

It was ABC News White House correspondent Jonathan Karl who got one of the better soundbites out of Spicer. Karl asked about the events of the weekend, during which time Spicer spoke with the press to dispute the reported lower attendance for Trump's inauguration as compared to Barack Obama's in 2009.

"Our intention is never to lie to you," Spicer said Monday. "It's an honor to do this. I believe that we have to be honest with the American people."

 

 

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