President Trump has declined to do a Super Bowl Sunday interview this weekend, breaking with a decade-old tradition. A White House official confirmed the news to CNN late Wednesday, saying only that Trump is “not doing” the interview with NBC News ahead of the Super Bowl, which is usually the highest-rated event of the year. NBC had sought the interview because the network is broadcasting the game. Trump gave an interview ahead of the Super Bowl last year when the event was broadcast by Fox, but it appears he’s decided to steer clear of NBC.
The president has repeatedly derided the network and its journalists as “fake news.” The network said the president has an open invitation for the interview in case he changes his mind. Read more at CNN.