Home / Sports / President Trump declines offer to fill out NCAA contest brackets on ESPN

President Trump declines offer to fill out NCAA contest brackets on ESPN

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.

Article source: http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/18692796/president-donald-trump-declines-offer-fill-ncaa-tournament-brackets-espn

InterNations.org