In a recent interview with CNN, Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn said she won’t represent President Trump at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. Vonn also added how she would not visit the White House if given the opportunity.
“Well I hope to represent the people of the United States, not the president,” Vonn told the interviewer.
As a number of athletes and high-profile celebrities have been outspoken about current president, Donald Trump, Lindsey Vonn shared her view on where she stands. After stating how serious she takes the Olympics and what they represent she also said the following:
“I want to represent our country well and I don’t think there are a lot of people currently in our government that do that.”
When CNN’s Christina McFarlane asked whether or not she would accept an invitation to the White House she was quick to respond, “Absolutely not.” She is one of a few Olympians to publicly reject an invitation including Gus Kenworthy, Ashley Wagner, Nathan Chen and Adam Rippon. Athletes from the New England Patriots and the Golden State Warriors also refused to visit the White House this year after winning championships.
Vonn, debatably the best female skier of all-time, is competing in the Olympics for the first time since 2010 in Vancouver. She has been battling various injuries which started in 2013, keeping her out of continuous competition since then. Vonn holds the most World Cup victories (77) for a female skier, so despite her setbacks, she has the ability to bring home another gold medal.