Fox News is home to some of President Trump’s biggest cheerleaders, which has paid off for the network in the form of exclusive interviews with the commander in chief and his aides who typically shun other networks. But Trump’s positive coronavirus test has turned any proximity into potential danger — particularly after Fox News had the honor this week of having one of its anchors moderate a presidential debate.

Anchor Chris Wallace sat 10 to 12 feet from a maskless Trump and Joe Biden in an enclosed space for the duration of the hour-and-a-half debate Tuesday — the most chaotic in modern history.

So when Trump revealed early Friday that he and his wife, Melania, had tested positive, Wallace became part of the story, but he also brought his trademark tough interrogation tactics and blunt truth-telling to the network’s coverage of the emerging story.

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