Lindsey Vonn: I'm representing the United States, but not Trump at Olympics

Lindsey Vonn: I'm representing the United States, but not Trump at Olympics

Skier Lindsey Vonn has taken part in several Winter Olympics, competing on Team USA under presidents from both political parties. "I don't think that there are a lot of people now in our government that do that".

"I hope to represent the people of the United States, not the President", Vonn told CNN's Alpine Edge.

Vonn was also asked if she would accept an invitation to the White House if she Olympic Gold?

"No. But I have to win to be invited".

Trump has not yet commented on Vonn's criticism, though he has actively rebuked other athletes since he became president.

The 33-year-old skier added that if she were invited to the White House after the Olympics, she would turn down the invitation.




Lindsey Vonn made her stance on President Donald Trump and his administration clear today in St. Mortiz, Switzerland, where she's competing in a World Cup event to qualify for her second Olympics.

Vonn is one of a number of athletes who have spoken out against Trump since his inauguration.

According to Vonn, Trump and his policies are not an acceptable representation of the Olympics and what they symbolize.

The Golden State Warriors notably skipped their White House trip as National Basketball Association champions earlier this year after Trump withdrew his invitation to star Stephen Curry, who had previously announced he didn't want to go.

Hopeful to take home the gold, Vonn, who broke her upper right arm in late 2016 while training in Colorado in the midst of recovering from a knee injury, also spoke of her desire to compete for her country.

Traditionally, members of the United States Olympic team are invited to the White House following the Games in celebration of their accomplishments.

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