Donald Trump sent his best wishes to Fox News host Neil Cavuto, who has been off the air since May 31, during a rally on Monday in Youngstown, Ohio.
Trump mentioned an old interview with Cavuto, paused, and then said, “To whom I offer my best wishes for a speedy recovery,” when explaining that he has always opposed the invasion of Iraq.
Cavuto is recovering from open-heart surgery he underwent in a New York hospital back in June.
“Neil Cavuto had open-heart surgery yesterday and came through it with flying colors,” a Fox News spokesperson said in a statement to TheWrap on June 21, the day following the surgery. “Knowing Neil, he’ll be back as soon as he can, but he is slated to return to hosting his three programs on Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network later this year. Everyone here is wishing him a speedy recovery.”
Cavuto, 57, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1997, and also successfully battled “near-life-ending” cancer. He is expected to return to the air when he’s feeling better.
Along with on-air credentials that include hosting “Your World With Neil Cavuto,” “Cavuto on Business” and “Cavuto: Coast to Coast,” he is the author of “More Than Money” and “Your Money or Your Life,” both of which were New York Times best-sellers.
Cavuto currently lives with his wife and three children in Mendham, New Jersey.