I'm Not Doing A March Madness Bracket This Year

Donald Trump Declines to Fill Out 2017 NCAA Tournament Bracket

A White House spokeswoman said Trump would be interested in working with ESPN on other opportunities in the future.

For the majority of his presidency, Barack Obama took time out of his busy schedule being the leader of the free world to indulge his love for basketball and fill out ESPN's NCAA Tournament bracket in a televised special.

ESPN did reach out to Trump's staff to invite the president to fill out a bracket on-camera, but the network received word that the president would not be participating this year. "They have respectfully declined", spokesman Josh Krulewitz said Wednesday.

President Donald Trump will not be delving into 12-over-5 seed upsets or Cinderella stories this spring. Two of those brackets are now property of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. ESPN's basketball analyst Andy Katz told the The Post they had come up with the idea of a March Madness segment with Obama because he has a passion for basketball.

Rolling Stone offers some theories about why Trump might not want to do it, specifically guessing that he was either too afraid to lose or that he's simply too busy "dealing with the mounting controversies plaguing his administration".

Trump, a former American football owner of the New Jersey Generals in the would-be NFL rival US Football League, did pick the New England Patriots to win the Super Bowl in a pre-game interview earlier this month.



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