President Trump Won’t be doing an NCAA Ballot for ESPN

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - APRIL 01:  A 165-foot tall NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament bracket is seen on the JW Marriott Indianapolis leading up to the 2015 Final Four at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 1, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The bracket is 44,000 square-feet. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

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President Trump has declined an offer from ESPN to fill out a NCAA basketball tournament bracket on-air next month, a "March Madness" tradition that his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, started in his first year in office and continued for each year of his presidency. Basketball fan Obama would make his picks on-camera for both the men's and women's brackets. But Trump may be doing something else with the sports network soon, with White House spokeswoman Hope Hicks telling the Washington Post: "We look forward to working with ESPN on another opportunity in the near future."

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