Trump To Dodge Traditional Super Bowl Interview

Because this year the Super Bowl won’t be on Fox.

CNN reports:

President Trump has decided not to participate in a Super Bowl Sunday interview this weekend. “He is not doing a Super Bowl interview,” a White House official told CNN on condition of anonymity on Wednesday. Sources at NBC affirmed that their interview requests have been turned down. But Trump still has an open invitation, should he choose to change his mind, the sources said. NBC is televising the Super Bowl on Sunday. It is traditionally the highest-rated event of the year by far.

A pre-Super Bowl interview with the president has become an American tradition in the past decade. When Fox televised the Super Bowl last year, Trump sat down with Fox’s Bill O’Reilly at the White House. But this year it always looked unlikely that he would agree to an interview on NBC — the network broadcasting the big game. He has repeatedly assailed NBC journalists and executives with “fake news” tweets.

  • netxtown

    Well, with the crap he has said about NBC journalists…he ought to be ashamed to show his face.

    • Bluto
      • Boreal

        The stoopid burns.

      • Nowhereman

        They should make the men wear spandex shorts. Fair is fair.

        • clay

          I look at her outfit and think “bike racing gear”, but I look at that sofa and think “jockstraps” so their butts squeak if they move too much.

        • Bluto
          • Bad Tom

            I’d give a thumbs-up with a boner like that.

          • Todd20036

            Unfortunately, most grown men don’t look NEARLY that good in spandex shorts.

            And, I’m sorry, but his legs are WAY to disproportionate to the rest of his body.

          • JCF

            Wow, some quads! Oh… }-x

      • -M-

        Question: Have their ties gotten longer?

        • The_Wretched

          Now that you mention it.

        • bzrd

          the long nose trade in
          the more you lie
          the longer the tie

    • clay

      He’s now making his national security briefing team do it by video, so he can ignore them on one screen while he watches Gorilla Channel Fox and Friends on another.

      • Nowhereman

        I feel sooo much safer now…

  • Longpole

    Well, he ain’t welcome. Period.

  • greenmanTN

    Darn. I was going to use that as my excuse for not watching. 😉

    • CanuckDon

      But this thread reminds me that there’s a Superbowl on this

      • Reality.Bites

        Spend Sunday at my place… you’ll see no evidence of its existence.

      • Nowhereman

        I had to laugh–I don’t pay much attention to football either. I do admire the players who are using the platform for their protest. My brother lets his young sons play football, and I have to just bite my tongue.

      • HanyBaal

        On a plane now escaping the Superbowl hordes that have descended on my town and caused hellish traffic around my work place. #laterMinneapolis

      • Nychta

        Yeah, I’m out of the Super Bowl loop, too, though I’ve enjoyed some of the half-time shows and clever commercials. In my opinion, Missy Elliott won Super Bowl XLIX.

    • clay

      I’m still going to use Bieber.

      • greenmanTN

        He’s the halftime show?! Case closed then! Thanks, Clay.

    • Acronym Jim

      I never watch on the day of the game, but I always go on online the next day to watch clips of the highlights; namely, the commercials.

  • tbj5

    His lawyers advised it to avoid any perjury traps.

  • PickyPecker
  • netxtown
  • Leo

    I’ve hated this tradition in addition to the pledge/salute tradition in football ceremonies the Bush Jr. administration started to fan the jingoistic fires of the Freedom Fries era in a failed attempt to prop up the Iraq war.

    Yeah he’s dodging but big picture hopefully this, combined with football ratings plummeting combined with youth sign-ups plummeting nationwide due to a deluge of studies on long-term brain damage will FINALLY make an impact on the sport overall. The leagues have gotten way too corporate anyways.

  • Rex

    Searching for fuck to give, not finding any.

  • GayOldLady

    He’s a fucking coward who won’t sit down with a reporter who might ask him a difficult question. Trump is the typical bully who sends others out to do his dirty work and when he can’t he cowers in his bed eating Big Macs and drinking diet cokes. His days in the WH are numbered and everyone knows it but him.

    • netxtown

      I think he knows it…and figures he ain’t going down alone…so he’ll drag the rest of the country with him.

    • Reality.Bites

      “he cowers in his bed eating Big Macs and drinking diet cokes”

      Or as I call it, Mondays.

  • netxtown

    I’d rather watch him dodge a meteor strike….

    • whollyfool

      I wouldn’t, if you get my drift….

      • Ross

        I like your drift.

  • Bambino

    O/T in the entertainment world JK Rowling is getting some heat from her sequel Fantastic Beast.

    • carrot festival

      Do you suppose she continually giggles like that? How annoying.

  • Mike Solo

    He is saving his limited mental acuity for the Mueller Interview

    • Nowhereman

      Mueller’s going to make Trump’s miserable life flash before his eyes.

      • Mike Solo

        I can only imagine it would look like a combination of “In the Mouth of Madness” and Teletubbies

        • Nowhereman

          Probably with a dose of Reefer Madness only having to do with junk food.

  • OdieDenCO

    good! one less thing to clutter up the ash heap of history

  • Tomcat

    Thank you trump for NOT ruining my day by being on TV.
    However I am sure you will ruin it another way.

  • Nowhereman

    I would expect no less from a fake president. I hope that the winning team spits on any invitation from this fake administration.

    • Sam_Handwich

      well that took a while

      • Ross

        It do take a while…when there is likely no there there.

    • Ross

      Ahhhh, yes.

      So, this is now the 4,975 time that Wagner is a now a person of interest.

      But I am sure that THIS time will prove something!

      (Wagner and Hillary have a lot in common. Both have spent decades being vilified by conspiracy theorists.)

    • Garrett Sparks

      I always thought Christopher Walken killed her, couldn’t handle the guilt and that is why he is so quirky.

  • SoCalGal20

    OT but those who like Jill Wine-Banks and her pins she’s going to be on Lawrence’s show tonight and here’s a tweet about today’s pin.

    • Sam_Handwich

      it’s a Picky pin!!!

      • M Jackson

        Picky in his Bob Mackie.

    • Acronym Jim

      It’s the Anatidae version of a Pharoah. Pickypecker is going to be so jealous.

    • kareemachan

      A friend pointed out her pins to me – I hadn’t noticed them. This…. is classic.

      • JCF

        Did she get this (practice) from Madeleine Albright, or vice-versa?

    • BearEyes

      It’s beautiful artwork

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    But if it were a live interview, it wouldn’t be “fake news”. It would be his own words, live and unedited.

  • Boreal

    United States Will Hit Debt Limit Sooner Than Expected Because of Tax Cuts

    • Why am I not shocked? Oh right, the accountants told us we would be running in the red. Now I understand how cheetolini ran his casinos into bankruptcy if this is how he runs a business.

  • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

    History will not be kind to these fuckihg cowards

    • Sam_Handwich

      Man who makes mistake on elevator is wrong on so many levels.

      • CB

        I got that fortune cookie one time.

      • CharlestonDave

        I always append “in the bedroom” to my fortune cookies. So,

        Man who makes mistake on elevator is wrong on so many levels in the bedroom.

  • geoffalnutt

    Rachel Maddow covered the very bizarre meeting between the top 3 Russian intelligence officials and top brass of the Trump admin. It was secret. One of the three Russians was even here illegally. Does anyone know what’s going on?

    • Leo

      Not really. Mike Pompeo is clearly despised by a healthy amount of his co-workers at CIA if that Handmaid’s Tale story from Foreign Policy is any indication, which hopefully means something if there does happen to be a slow-motion coup going down. He’d be the one to look out for.

  • rednekokie

    He is afraid of anyone but Faux Noise. Everyone else calls his bluff.

  • Texndoc

    OT: who caught the Morning Joe interview with the Trump book author Wolff that was really dramatic with Mika and another woman confronting him with “you’re a liar and we don’t allow liars on our show, let’s go to commercial!” They were upset about Nikki Haley. I sat with my mouth open full of jelly toast. It was hilarious.

    • Leo

      Regardless of what anyone thinks about Wolff, he’s right on her hypocrisy and people did read too much into that passage being an affair.

      • kareemachan

        I notice they had nothing to say to contradict him, tho. People, be indignant if you want BUT BACK IT UP.

  • Snownova

    Obama sat down with FOX, can anyone imagine Trump ever sitting down with MSNBC?

  • Matt

    If you can dodge a draft, you can dodge an interview.

    • Those heel spurs are taking the longest time to heal up!

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    editing my edit to edit : Wrong thread

  • zhera

    NBC should do an interview with Carmen Yulin Cruz instead. THAT would get ratings!

  • kareemachan

    Ye elder gods, the pink rings around his eyes are almost as creepy as $arah $uckabee $anders weird eye shit going on….

    • M Jackson

      The few minutes I’ve seen of that SOTU (thank you Ms. Bee) he is whispering haltingly like an obscene phone caller. Except we know he’s worse.

  • kareemachan

    Because I get a wild hair once in a while, I went over to breitfart and pointed out that the shitgibbon lied about numbers.

    The knee-jerk reaction was priceless.

    • Alexander Stallwitz

      Heh, they are pretty predictable. Its so easy to trigger them, its pathetic

  • Alexander Stallwitz

    President Safe Space wont go anywhere that might upset or ask diffcult non softball question of him. Its why he never goes anywhere in public that isnt his properties or a campaign rally.

  • M Jackson
    • JCF

      I was visiting my then in-laws in Tennessee in the early 90s, when I first saw (a clip of) this, on their local TV. Had never heard of it before then. Either it never made it to California, or it was just before my time!

  • Steven in Texas

    First off, although a native Texan, I do not do sports, especially the religion of football.
    Now the players, that would be another story, see Porn-hub for recipe.
    Not entirely true at 49yo I became a Skydiver. So I do have a sport now.

    I was all prepared to be pissed off at the tRump, for breaking a presidential tradition.
    I looked around and see that this has only been going on for 10 years, so piss off.
    Dammit, one tiny tread that I cannot muster enough give a damn to give a damn.

  • Jim Maloney

    Must’ve been so hard for the narcissist to pass up an interview to talk about himself.

  • BearEyes

    Dodged a bullet there.
    But seriously, why a pres interview and sportsball in the first place?
    Glad I’ll miss the whole thing anyway – unless the pilot puts it on the screens for inflight “entertainment”

  • JWC

    Donny is too chicken shit he is starting to feel that a lot of people do not like him

  • JCF

    Ah yes, last year’s Super Bowl interview: where the usually useless O’Reilly said “Putin’s a KILLER” and Drumpf brushed it off “You think we’re so pure?” A defining self-revelation of the Drumpf Regime: there would be no bottom.

  • Gianni

    A good move on his part. I suspect that he’s getting really annoyed being constantly peppered with questions about the things that rankle him the most whenever he presents himself where the reporters are.

    • Ann Kah

      What does that have to do with it? You know he never answers any questions anyway.

  • J Ascher

    I’m just glad that Obama was and is the only President whose presidency number, 44, matched a Super Bowl number.

  • Ginger Snap

    They should ask Obama to do an interview.