Lindsey Vonn doesn't want to represent President Donald Trump at Winter Olympics


When asked how she'll feel competing for the American squad at a time when Donald Trump is the nation's commander in chief, Vonn replied, "Well, I hope to represent the people of the United States, not the president".

"I hope to represent the people of the United States, not the President", Vonn said from Switzerland on Wednesday night.

The games, which take place from February 9th through the 25th, represent perhaps her last chance to "represent [her] country well".

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The 33-year-old skier added that if she were invited to the White House after the Olympics, she would turn down the invitation. Nope. But I have to win to be invited so - no, actually I think every US team member is invited. She missed the 2014 Sochi Olympics after suffering a knee injury the following November.

Vonn won a gold medal at the 2010 games in Vancouver in the downhill event, and a bronze in the Super-G.

"Absolutely not", Vonn told MacFarlane. "No".

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"I have to win to be invited. So no, I won't go".

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. Since Trump took office in January, members of championship-winning teams including the New England Patriots, Chicago Cubs and Clemson Tigers have visited him at the White House, while the Warriors, NCAA men's basketball champion North Carolina and NCAA women's champion SC have said they would not be making the trip. But maybe he hasn't heard about her comments yet.

"We have to watch this closely and it's changing by the day".

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