Smith explained his position Tuesday on CNN Tonight:
The 29-year-old had already explained before the game that he wouldn't make the trip to the White House if the Eagles won, and his position apparently has not changed.
Smith highlighted President Donald Trump's past words as a reason to boycott the visit:
"For me, it's not just about politics. If I told you I was invited to a party by an individual that I believe is sexist or has no respect for women, or I told you that this individual has said offensive things toward many minority groups and I don't feel comfortable by it. This individual also called my peers and my friends SOBs, you would understand why I wouldn't want to go to that party. So why is it any different when this person has the title of President of the United States?"
While no one on the Eagles took a knee during the national anthem, several players, including Smith and Jenkins, raised their fists as part of the protest against racial injustice. Trump urged owners to "fire" those types of players, calling them "son of a b---h," in a September rally.
Smith has already visited the White House once before in 2013 following the Baltimore Ravens' Super Bowl XLVII victory. Barack Obama was still president at the time.