8:17 AM PT -- Kelce explained his position on Twitter ... saying, "Grew up my whole life watching teams win championships and then go to the White House and get recognized for their greatness."
"Regardless of who is in office I think it’s a unique opportunity to experience our nations Capital."
Travis Kelce says he CAN'T WAIT to celebrate his Super Bowl victory at the White House -- telling TMZ Sports he WILL join his KC Chiefs teammates when they meet President Trump.
"Oh, yeah! Always, man!" Kelce told us in NYC on Wednesday. "Crazy opportunity!"
Not everyone on the team feels the same way ... Chiefs stud defensive end Frank Clark told the Kansas City Star he's got "mixed emotions" about the White House trip.
"I know historically ... that’s something you do as a Super Bowl champion. But we’ll see, man. It’s a lot of mixed emotions about stuff going on there. We’ll see."
Head coach Andy Reid is a firm "yes" -- telling reporters at the Super Bowl, "I mean, I’ll be there. I'll be there. If they’re inviting us, I’ll be there. It’s quite an honor, I think."
Ditto for Tyreek Hill -- who said, "That would be great to go to the White House. I’ve never been to D.C., so that would be great."
Starting CB Bashaud Breeland just told us a few days ago he's pumped for the celebration as well.
As for Trump, earlier this month he told reported he's excited to host the Chiefs -- "Every one of them wants to be here. And the coach loves us. The coach is great. Andy Reid."
There's been a ton of controversy surrounding the White House visits over the past few years -- with several high profile players -- and even full teams -- boycotting the tradition.
The Golden State Warriors famously blew off Trump after winning the NBA title in 2017 and 2018 -- instead opting to celebrate with President Obama.
MLB stars like Mookie Betts and Nationals closer Sean Doolittle have also turned down White House invites.
We asked Kelce how the rest of his teammates are feeling about the visit ... but he told us he hasn't had the chance to speak with them yet.
No word on when the team plans to visit -- but the world will definitely be watching when they go.
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