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Eagles’ player says he won’t go to White House after Super Bowl win

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The Philadelphia Eagles, at some point, will visit the White House following their Super Bowl win.

However, New Jersey native and Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins says he won't go.

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"I don't have a message for the president,” says Jenkins. “My message has been clear all year. I'm about creating positive change in the communities that I come from. Whether it be Philadelphia, New Jersey, Ohio, Louisiana, or this entire country. I want to see changes in our criminal justice system. I want to see us push for economic and educational advancement in communities of color and low-income communities, and I want to see our relationships between our communities and law enforcement be advanced.”

President Donald Trump released a statement Sunday urging players to stand for the national anthem, and everyone did.  

After the game, the president congratulated the Eagles on their historic victory.

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