In recent years, it's become a tradition for the President of the United States to take part in a pre-game interview prior to the Super Bowl. Due to Donald Trump's ongoing feud with the National Football League (NFL), it appears that that tradition will come to an end.

Trump and the NFL

Donald Trump has made it clear that he's not a fan of the NFL and it all started last fall during a speech made in Alabama. While campaigning in the special election Republican primary for candidate Luther Strange, Trump took a shot at NFL players who protested during the playing of the national anthem, going as far as referring to the protesters as a "son of a b*tch" and calling on team owners to fire them.

Trump's rift with the NFL continued as the weeks moved forward with a growing number of protests taking place in opposition to the commander in chief. In response, supporters of the president decided to boycott the league, speaking out against the NFL and refusing to attend and watch games, as well as publicly burn merchandise. With the Super Bowl just two weeks away, many wondered if Trump would take part in the yearly pre-game interview, which Variety answered on January 19.

Variety reported an exclusive story Friday morning citing a source close to the White House which confirmed that Donald Trump will not agree to be interviewed on Super Bowl Sunday.

While last year Trump was interviewed by Fox News' Bill O'Reilly, the game will be broadcasted this year by NBC, a network that the president has been at odds with in recent years. Trump was expected to be grilled on a variety of topics, including his grudge with the NFL and its players of the protesting during the national anthem.

Quick shots

Once the news broke that Donald Trump is expected to dodge the Super Bowl interview, his critics made sure to hit back. "Presidents' pre-game Super Bowl interviews are conducted by the anchor of the rotating network that broadcasts the game. This year it's NBC & Lester Holt. Trump's last interview with Holt didn't go swimmingly," one tweet read.

"Still pouting over players kneeling," one Twitter user wrote. "OH NO! Are we going to miss yet another opportunity of Sh*thole Donald praising himself? PLEASE DON'T TAKE THIS PLEASURE AWAY FROM US! PLEASE," another tweet added. "It all stems from his gamble that destroyed the USFL. NFL wouldn't let him own a team.

He holds grudges worse than anyone in the history of the world," yet another tweet read.

"He's still mad at the NFL b/c he couldn't buy the Buffalo Bills!!!" a follow-up tweet read with mockery. "Awesome. I can guarantee everyone at the NCAA Championship wishes he didnโ€™t stop in there either. He left very early in first half after creating chaos," a social media user pointed out.