Laura Ingraham said she anticipates President Trump will probably be agitated by some of her coverage of his administration as the conservative radio host begins hosting a new prime-time show on Fox News next week,
In an interview with the New York Times published Wednesday, Ingraham — who described Trump as one of her "friends" — said she is more concerned about the populist movement Trump leads rather than the president himself.
"You know, he'll probably, uh, be irked," she said. "We are friends, but friends tell friends when they go off course. And I'm sure he'll tell me when he thinks I'm deviating from what's proper and thoughtful. And I'll do the same with him."
Ingraham was an early supporter of Trump's during the 2016 campaign, though she has on occasion lightly criticized him when she believes he has veered into distracting conflicts with other Republicans or the media.
"This is about the movement," she told the Times. "Trump is invaluable — he's the titular head of the movement. But it's like with George W. Bush. I campaigned for him in 2004, and by the end of it, I wasn't invited to any of the White House events."
Ingraham's show, titled "The Ingraham Angle," debuts 10 p.m. on Monday.