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Alabama Star Reveals Why Crimson Tide Decided To Visit The White House

Alabama's football program is having a big day on Tuesday. The Crimson Tide are traveling to Washington, D.C.

Nick Saban and Co. are visiting President Trump at the White House, celebrating the 2017 college football national title. Alabama topped Georgia in the College Football Playoff game this past January.

White House visits have become a topic of debate for many in the sports world. The Golden State Warriors, for example, did not visit the White House this year to celebrate the NBA title. Clemson, meanwhile, did visit after winning the 2016 national title.

Alabama running back Damien Harris was asked today about the team's decision to visit Trump and the White House. He says it's a "great honor" to make the trip to D.C.

“As a team we decided to go," Harris told reporters. "We consider this a great honor and a great accomplishment, and we’re thankful for the opportunity to be able to visit the White House again.”

Here's the full quote, from Alabama beat reporter Charlie Potter.

White House trips are common for Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide. The program visited four times during the course of President Obama's time as president.

This will be Alabama's first White House visit since President Trump was elected. He extended the invitation in February. Trump was in attendance for part of the College Football Playoff title game in Atlanta.