Since Donald Trump has opinions on everything from Muslims to women’s looks, his choice to not fill out a NCAA March Madness bracket has Charles Barkley shaking his head. Sir Charles shaded the president’s decision while also calling him out for his ‘awful’ policies!
“Of course [President Donald Trump] should [fill out a bracket]—every president has. He should do the bracket, Charles Barkley, 54, told TMZ. While Sir Charles seemed disappointed that Donald, 70, wouldn’t make his picks for the 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, the Philadelphia 76ers legend was more disgusted with all the actions taken by Donald’s administration.
“It’s a little silly and stuff, with all the tweeting and everything,” Charles said. “The Muslim ban is awful. The immigration – deporting all these people is awful. These are great people and I’m disappointed in the Muslim ban and deporting these people.”
Unlike President Barack Obama, 55, who made time out of his busy schedule to join millions of Americans in making his picks for March Madness, Donald let America know he was going to pass. “We expressed our interest to the White House in continuing the presidential bracket,” a spokesperson for ESPN told the Washington Post. “They have respectfully declined.” Ahh. Bummer.
During Obama’s tenure in the White House, the “Baracktology” segment was broadcast on ESPN every year. Since Donald is both obsessed with ratings and beating Obama, it’s shocking that Donald turned down a chance to be on television. Perhaps Donald’s afraid that Barack is going to copy his picks, since Donald accused Obama of “wire tapping” him without providing any evidence. Or maybe Donald never got into college sports. After all, Trump University never had a basketball team.
Charles, who threw his support behind North Carolina in the NCAA Tournament, also shed light on the state of his beef with LeBron James, 32. Sir Charles and King James seemed to have the nastiest NBA feud. After Charles called the Cleveland Cavaliers star “whiny,” LeBron shot back by bringing up Chuck’s troubled history. It seems, though, that the hatchet has been buried. “We’re alright. We’re cool.” Huh. If LeBron and Charles can make peace, maybe there’s hope for this world after all?
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Should President Trump fill out a bracket? Or are you glad that he didn’t participate?