US Skier Lindsay Vonn Says She Isn’t Representing Trump At The 2018 Winter Olympics

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Skiing legend Lindsay Vonn is all set to try and receive as many gold medals as she can at the 2018 Winter Olympics games in South Korea, and even though she’ll be there representing her country, she won’t be there representing the U.S. President, Donald Trump.

“I hope to represent the people of the United States, not the president,” Vonn said, appearing crestfallen in an interview with CNN on Wednesday. “I take the Olympics very seriously and what they mean and what they represent, what walking under our flag means in the opening ceremony.”

Vonn added: “I want to represent our country well. I don’t think that there are a lot of people currently in our government that do that.”

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

“Absolutely not,” she said, smiling and shaking her head. 

Earlier this year, many athletes on the New England Patriots and Golden State Warriors refused to take a trip to the White House after winning championships because they were opposed to who was in the White House.


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