Fox and the White House have become embroiled in a dispute regarding the traditional pre-Super Bowl interview with the President. Fox has requested the interview, which has been a staple of the Super Bowl pre-game show for over two decades now. However, the White House has pushed back against the request, citing “scheduling difficulties” with the President’s travel plans.
The request for the pre-Super Bowl interview is an annual tradition for Fox. The network has interviewed presidents from both sides of the aisle since its first in 1998, when Clinton sat down with Fox’s Chris Wallace. Fox’s exclusive interview has become a staple of the Super Bowl pre-game show, and is always one of the most-watched segments of the night.
This year, Fox requested the interview with President Trump, but the White House has yet to respond. Fox has insisted that the interview take place before the game, as it has in the past. However, the White House has instead suggested a taped interview that would air after the game. Fox has rejected this proposal, insisting that the interview must take place before the game in order to maintain the tradition of the pre-Super Bowl interview.
The situation has become increasingly contentious, as the White House has refused to budge on its position. The President has yet to comment on the situation, but sources close to the White House have indicated that he is aware of the dispute and is monitoring the situation.
The standoff between Fox and the White House has become the talk of the sports world, with fans and pundits alike weighing in on the issue. Many have expressed surprise that the White House is pushing back against the traditional interview, which has become a beloved part of the Super Bowl pre-game show.
As of now, it remains unclear if Fox and the White House will be able to reach an agreement in time for the Super Bowl. With tensions running high, both sides appear to be digging in and preparing for a long and drawn-out battle over the traditional pre-Super Bowl interview.