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Patriots tight end won’t visit Trump White House

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At least one member of the New England Patriots won’t be visiting the White House if President Trump invites the team to celebrate its Super Bowl victory.

Martellus Bennett, the team’s outspoken tight end, said he will not show up at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. as a guest of Trump.

“I’m not going to go,” Bennett told reporters Sunday night after the Patriots’ historic comeback victory over the Atlanta Falcons.

{mosads}Asked why, he responded, “like I said, you know, it is what it is. People know how I feel about it. Just follow me on Twitter.”

The nine-year NFL veteran endorsed Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election and has repeatedly criticized Trump. He said earlier this week he likely would not show up at a White House celebration if his team won.

“I don’t support the guy that’s in the house,” Bennett said when asked to explain.

“America was built on inclusiveness not exclusiveness,” Bennett tweeted last month.

Among his teammates, Bennett could be taking a lonely stand against trump. Patriots owner Robert Kraft and quarterback Tom Brady are both personal friends of the president. 

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