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    Current and former players react to President Donald Trump calling off Eagles' White House visit

    The reactions will only continue as the week goes on after President Donald Trump disinvited the Eagles to the White House a day before the Super Bowl champions were scheduled to visit (see story).

    Politicians with local ties made their voices heard Monday night, while the president also sent out a tweet restating his stance behind the decision (see story).

    Some current and former NFL players also chimed in on the news.

    "I guess he was upset with the delegation we were sending," Eagles safety Rodney McLeod said of Trump's decision in a text message to NBC Sports Philadelphia's Derrick Gunn.

    Former Eagle Torrey Smith, who played a key role in the team's Super Bowl run, tweeted:

    For other reactions, see below:

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