President Trump has reportedly decided to break with tradition and not do a sit-down interview before Sunday's Super Bowl 52 event.
"He is not doing a Super Bowl interview," a White House official reportedly told CNN on condition of anonymity on Wednesday.
A commander in chief known for his affinity for TV ratings, Trump's decision to opt out of the widely-watched televised event comes one year after he participated in a pre-Super Bowl interview with Bill O'Reilly on FOX. This year, the game will be broadcast on NBC -- a network often criticized by the Republican president.
President George W. Bush started the pre-Super Bowl interview tradition in 2004 when he appeared for an interview discussing his administration and home state of Texas, where the game was played that year.
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