Donald Trump will be in attendance for Monday night’s College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and Georgia Bulldogs, but don’t expect to hear much from the president.
The national championship is being carried by ESPN, one of Trump’s favorite targets for Twitter tantrums.
So while there is an outside chance that the leader of the free world could take the opportunity to speak to a wide audience live from Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, it doesn’t seem likely.
”We’re still taking to the White House. I don’t get the sense he’s going to do an interview,” said ESPN senior vice president for events and studio programs Stephanie Druley, via the Score. ”We will, obviously, show him at the game when we see where he is sitting.”
But just to be clear, Druley says the inquiry for a potential interview with Trump had nothing to do with an effort to better the relationship between the president and ESPN.
“I don’t think that’s necessary,” Druley said.
”It’s the president. The president shows up at a sporting event, ideally, you document it and you’d like to talk to him. I don’t think this president makes it any different quite honestly. I don’t think we have a need to mend fences.”
Kickoff between Alabama and Georgia is set for 8:00 p.m. ET. Whoever hoists the trophy at the end of the game will likely be Trump’s new favorite team, because we all know he loves winners.