The NCAA basketball contest is steeped in tradition. But one tradition will not continue this year.
President Donald Trump will not collect brackets for a 2017 men’s and women’s tournaments. The White House has told ESPN that a boss will pass on creation a picks this year.
The network pronounced in a matter Wednesday: “We voiced a seductiveness to a White House in stability a presidential bracket. They have respectfully declined.”
White House orator Hope Hicks, in an email to The Washington Post, said: “We demeanour brazen to operative with ESPN on another event in a nearby future.”
The presidential brackets became a tradition in new years when former President Barack Obama, an zealous basketball fan, concluded to fill them out for a men’s and women’s tournaments and plead his picks on SportsCenter.
According to a Post, dual of those brackets are now skill of a Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.