The co-chair of President Biden’s campaign said Sunday the president made the “right choice” in skipping an interview with CBS News ahead of the Super Bowl.
“No. I don’t think so,” Biden campaign co-Chair Mitch Landrieu said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” when asked if Biden should have agreed to the Super Bowl interview.
“I think people really want to watch a Super Bowl tonight and think about football. They don’t want to hear from a politician. So I think he made the right choice for himself at this time,” he added.
The network confirmed earlier this month that Biden would not be sitting down for an interview with CBS News before the Super Bowl on Sunday. The game is scheduled to kick off at 6:30 EST and is expected to attract millions of viewers, especially as buzz around pop star Taylor Swift and Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce’s romance continues to draw attention.
Biden did not sit down with Fox News ahead of the big game last year after he previously gave interviews to the network broadcasting the game, NBC and CBS, in each of his first two years in office.
The interview ahead of the Super Bowl has become somewhat traditional for the president to grant in recent years, with former President Obama and former President Trump each conducting them during their time in office. However, Trump opted to skip his pre-Super Bowl interview with NBC News in 2018.