Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson had no interest in taking the Fox News bait on Monday afternoon.
Wilson appeared on the cable news channel to promote a United Way program aimed at stamping out childhood hunger and, from the beginning, Fox host Neil Cavuto tried his best to pit the Super Bowl champion against First Lady Michelle Obama.
“Can this Seattle Super Bowl champ do what Michelle Obama could not?” Cavuto asked during a teaser for the interview. “Food for thought from the guy dishing it out.”
Cavuto remained dedicated to that framing once the interview began.
“Well, Russell, what are we doing wrong then as a nation though with this urging them to eat healthy or set up these school lunch programs where they’re urged to eat healthy. I mean, Michelle Obama’s trying. Many argue that she’s getting to be too much of a food police mommy,” Cavuto said. “Be that as it may, whatever she’s doing isn’t working and I’m wondering what you’re doing that is working. What’s the difference?”
But if Cavuto expected Wilson to show similar dedication to the Fox narrative, the host was left disappointed.
“Well, the first lady, I have so much respect for her. I was able to meet her and the President, obviously, you know when we went to the Super Bowl, we won the Super Bowl and got to go to the White House,” Wilson said. “You know, I think at the end of the day, you know the kids, it’s tough to eat healthy. You know, I remember when I was a little kid I was always struggling trying to eat healthy.”
With that, all Cavuto could do was crack a lame joke.
“Really? That was never my problem, Russell. I guess you have some issues,” Cavuto said.