During the opening minutes of the interview, after a brief preamble, Kernen jumped into questions about the coronavirus, asking Trump whether he is worried about a global pandemic.
Trump replied that the situation is completely under control.
"No. Not at all. And - we're - we have it totally under control. It's one person coming in from China, and we have it under control. It's - going to be just fine."
Trump added that he trusts President Xi, and that the US can trust that the Chinese health officials are on top of the situation, and are no longer dissembling about the true severity of the virus.
"I do. I do. I have a great relationship with President Xi. We just signed probably the biggest deal ever made. It certainly has the potential to be the biggest deal ever made. And - it was a very interesting period of time time."
When it comes to impeachment, Trump told Kernen that he didn't have much time yesterday to pay attention to proceedings. But based on what he saw, Trump felt his team did "really good" while once again denouncing the Democrats' impeachment push as a "total hoax."