Trump Might Shun Super Bowl Interview Tradition

Variety reports:

The Super Bowl has launched dozens of customs, ranging from the event’s eye-popping halftime show to the consumption of thousands of pounds of pizza, buffalo wings, and seven-layer dip. In 2018, however, one new tradition is in danger of being broken.

The White House has at present, according to a person familiar with the matter, indicated to NBC News that President Donald Trump will not take part in a recent Super Bowl ritual: a pre-game interview between the commander-in-chief and the news unit of the network hosting the game.

Last year, Trump held forth with former Fox News Channel anchor Bill O’Reilly, and in 2016, President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama conferred with Gayle King of CBS News. NBC News’ invitation to the President to take part in such a discussion remains open, this person said.

As the above-linked story notes, any pre-game interview would have to touch of Trump’s attacks on protesting NFL players, whom he has called “sons of bitches” who should be fired.

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  • Tomcat

    Nobody loves me, guess I will go eat worms.

    • David Walker

      Deep fried. With ketchup. Hold the lettuce and whatever that other green thing is. And two scoops of Moose Tracks…the real kind.

  • Lars Littlefield

    By all means, avoid any situation where you will be confronted. Don’t let the Alt-Right see your weaknesses and possibly stumble.

    • David Walker

      Don’t forget how cruelly and callously Lester Holt tortured and pounded poor widdle president shithole until, after hours of that and in sheer desperation to get on to important things, he said that he fired Comey because of “the Russia thing.” Holt was just merciless in browbeating the fucking moron because Holt figured (correctly) that he could get away with it because the liar in chief was still learning the job.

  • another_steve

    Boycott the team of any player, coach or owner who sucks up to the orange criminal.

    Make them pay for their complicity.

    • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]

      Players sucking up. I think we watch some of the same videos…

      • another_steve

        ^^ Slut.

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  • Cuberly Deux

    MSNBC interviewing 3 women trump supporters, they’re basically repeating what donnie says. Jobs are coming back from over seas. The stock market, yada yada….trump is doing swimmingly! Now they’re complaining that they’ve had to block people on facebook cuz people are so nasty towards them.

    • Tomcat

      Awwww, I feel so sad for them.

      • Cuberly Deux

        Yep, poor dears.

    • Friday’s_cat

      Trump told them what they wanted to hear.

      • Cuberly Deux

        That’s exactly it. They even embellished on donnie’s points…..with zero info to back it up with.

        It really is a cult.

  • HZ81

    Because the blacks are kneeling while racism doesn’t exist!

    Oh, wait. Who in the Trump administration resigned over racist comments yesterday?

    • Lars Littlefield

      Was it Rochester?

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        • clay

          You found it, yourself.

        • Lars Littlefield

          Thank for the link. Too funny.

          • David Walker

            Poor baby. ““I’m sorry,” [Carl] Higbie tweeted Friday morning. “I’m not sorry that my words were published, I am sorry that I said them in 2013. Those words do not reflect who I am [of course they don’t] or what I stand for, I regret saying them.”

            In the 2013 segment, he made several comments against African-Americans, Muslims and homosexuals. He also said that soldiers suffering from PTSD had “weak mind[s]” and said that gun-carrying Americans should be permitted to shoot undocumented immigrants.

            “Last night I informed the WH that I was resigning so as not to distract from POTUS’ many success. #noexcuses,” Higbie added. [“Many success”? Even if he wrote “successes,” I’d suspect he’s pretty delusional all the way ’round.]

          • Lars Littlefield

            What a special sunbeam for Jesus.

    • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]

      Trump’s admin is the ‘best ever’ if the category is firings and resignations.

    • clay

      Carl Higbie, external affairs chief at the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) agency, which runs volunteer groups like Ameri-Corps? But he wasn’t resigning in protest of such marks.

  • Tawreos

    There is now way he is going to let a reporter ask him questions that he doesn’t get to screen in advance or are not total softballs.

    • David Walker

      Plus Holt is…ummm…brown and he and the fucking moron have a history.

  • TexasBoy

    Well, in his mind, if he refuses, the SuperBowl will get terrible ratings…and NBC is Fake News…and NBC are losers…and…

  • johnnybc

    Ah, Barack… so smart and smooth, and cool headed. It’s amazing that it’s only been a year.

    • shellback

      Longest year I can recall.

  • Cody Johnson
    • Anastasia Beaverhousen

      The one on the left was rolled up and used to smack cheap porno actress’s asses?

    • FelineMama

      ? vs. ! ???

      • David Gervais

        … is a television smash!
        … a television smash?

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    • Dave B

      Flag lapel pin. And the shitting. Wut?

    • kanehau

      1. “Shitting” vs “is Hitting”

      2. Lapel pin

      3. “He Can Curb” vs “Can He Curb”

      4. ‘!’ vs ‘?’

      • JCF

        I’m surprised the Drumpf mock-up one has the same (TRUE) statement re global warming.

  • Gretchen

    I realize that Trump’s Super Bowl opinions or lack thereof are serious and important breaking news, but does anyone have any suggestions for dinner tonight? I’m tapped out.

    • Todd20036

      I’m a fan of sushi, or gormet ramen.

      • Gretchen

        Actually, my problem is solved. The grouse spouse just called on his way home from work and offered to take me to dinner and a movie. I’m seeing pollo borracho in my future!

    • David Walker

      How about a presidential feast…Big Macs, a bucket of KFC (I prefer Krispy, but that’s just me), choice of fries or mashed potatoes and gravy, a little Fish Filet, and two Oreo Frozen Whats-its for dessert. How could anyone object to that? You’ll get him trained when you ask what he’d like you to make for dinner to respond, “Reservations.” Hey. What are we good for if not making suggestions?

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      • Gretchen

        I like the KFC chicken tenders with mashed potatoes and gravy. It’s not healthy, and it’s not even particularly tasty, but sometimes I just WANT it. I know I’m bad.

        • David Walker

          Understood. I used to go to a music conference every summer and there was a KFC near the hotel. I’m somewhat embarrassed to say that eating there was something I looked forward to…we didn’t have one here at the time.

    • fuzzybits

      Just make breakfast. That’s what I do when I can’t think of anything.

      • Gretchen

        Breakfast is in the regular rotation. Sometimes I even make biscuits and gravy. I’m a good wife. Sorta.

        • fuzzybits

          My Grandmother and Aunts in Ky. made the best bisquits.

          • Gretchen

            Pillsbury and Mrs. B’s make most of my biscuits, but I make kickass gravy.

  • JWC

    Well Trumpy When you shit in the nest not a lot want to visit .. Trump uses the same logic as my homophobic , now deceased older brother. His logic was if he perceived that someone may not like him he would find some good solid reason to hate them first , thereby shielding himself from any blame or hurt

    • David Walker

      Interesting way to go through life.

      • JWC

        extremely sad fearful and defensive He was an insecure bully

  • gaycuckhubby

    As a football fan I hope he stays the fuck away

  • GanymedeRenard

    I loathe this imbecile more than anything else, but I need to ask: Why is this a tradition to begin with, and why does it matter?

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    • Natty Enquirer

      Because SPORTSBALL!

    • teeveedub

      I loathe tRump even more than I loathe football (although I am rather partial to those tight little costumes they wear)

    • -M-

      I’m speculating, but maybe: Because it’s one of the largest audiences and may be the only time some of the viewers get news from outside their bubble? (Maybe they should interview Obama about the past year.)

      • GanymedeRenard

        You may very well be right, yes. But why is the USA the only industrialized country that seems to make a tradition out of this practice? Hmm…

  • Homer Fogbottom

    This excellent BBC documentary on the charisma of Hitler demonstrates many similarities with Trump’s “leadership” and his rise in the US. The majority of the German people didn’t lose faith in Hitler until they started bombing Berlin at the end of the war–and even then they were shocked because he had promised that would never happen. Available on Netflix.

    It’s astounding the lengths people will delude themselves, but unfortunately it’s going to take a major catastrophe before many people will ever change their minds about Trump.

  • Ninja0980

    I care less about this tradition then I do about the Super Bowl itself.

  • ColoMtnWoman

    Let’s hope… I wouldn’t watch it anyway…A waste of air-time.

    • Reality.Bites

      Appropriate for someone who’s a waste of air

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
    • David Walker

      But…but it’s Lester Holt. I mean…Lester Holt. He did such a hatchet job on the fucking moron last time. And he’s…you know…not white.

  • Kieran Hickey

    Does Fake NBC News really deserve an interview? Probably not.

    • David Walker

      Does fake president deserve an interview? I think not.

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      • David Gervais

        Maybe a fake news interview for a fake pResident?

    • Cipher

      If the President is dumb enough to tell Lester Holt that the reason he fired Comey was because of the Russia investigation, the man is too volatile for the administration to risk any interview. At a minimum it will be embarrassing for the man. Why risk a statement that confesses any number of inappropriate or even criminal actions? Oh wait, Lester made him volunteer that he tried to obstruct justice? Or, actually… It was all “fake”, yes, they doctored the tape so those words were heard coming out of his mouth!

      • David Walker

        Plus there was something wrong with the microphone. When in doubt, always blame the soundguy.

  • fuzzybits

    Neither one interests me,so it’s a win.

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  • fuzzybits

    The news media needs to get to the point of saying they don’t care and move on. But I know better that won’t happen because money and ratings.

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  • Paula

    Maybe they can say they were following the capitalist system and sold the box the president would use to someone that actually paid for it. In fact, they are all sold, even the nosebleed seats.

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    • Michael R

      He has an extra Jay Cutler back there .

  • Michael R

    Oh my , this is giving me Lindsey Graham level vapours .
    Because of how important it is to me .

  • Nowhereman

    I hope he stops inviting the winning team to the White House, too. It just embarrasses us all.

  • LesbianTippingHabits

    This is another awesome development.

    Haven’t we heard enough from Donald J. Trump?

  • FuzzyOtter

    I stopped reading at pizza, wings, and 7 layer dip. Off to get some munchies

    • kareemachan

      We were just salivating over BBQ potato chips and sloppy joes today at work. I think I know what the majority of us had for dinner… 😉

  • JIM W

    Good, the less I see of him on television the better. What am I talking about, I never watch the Super Bowl anyway. I’m just glad it one more time he won’t be on TV.

  • Gianni

    Gee, how will we survive that?

  • J Ascher

    That would lend a teensy bit of decorum to the Superbowl weekend!

  • kareemachan

    Well, if he wants to sulk like the sulky little sensative snowflake shit that he is, that’s fine with me.

  • Phillip in L.A.

    Flagged and reported, 20 Jan 2018 1209 hrs PST

  • FelineMama

    WHO THE F**K CARES. Once again, he thinks sumin’ is about him.