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    McCourty and Long explain why they’re skipping the White House visit

    Devin McCourty (left) and LeGarrette Blount (right) are among several Patriots who have said they won’t be joining the team during its visit with President Trump.
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    Devin McCourty (left) and LeGarrette Blount (right) are among several Patriots who have said they won’t be joining the team during its visit with President Trump.

    As we all know by now, when the Patriots visit President Donald Trump at the White House Wednesday, a few of the Super Bowl champs won’t be there.

    In a new video posted by a left-leaning entity called Green Stripe News, Devin McCourty and Chris Long explain their decision to skip the customary confab with the Republican commander in chief.

    “For me, it was simple,” says McCourty. “I don’t believe in excluding other people.”

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    Adds Long: “When my son grows up, and I believe the legacy of our president is going to be what it is, I don’t want him to say, ‘Hey Dad, why’d you go when you knew the right thing was to not go?’ ”

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    The 3-minute video also features several unidentified fans, several of whom endorse the Patriots’ decision to bypass the White House visit, and suggest that by declining the invitation, McCourty and Long (and Martellus Bennett, LeGarrette Blount, and any others) are the true patriots. Watch the clip here: