Lindsey Vonn happy to represent United States at Olympics, but 'not the president'

Lindsey Vonn happy to represent United States at Olympics, but 'not the president'

In what could be her final Olympics, Vonn is one of many American athletes who continue to voice their opinions about the current political state in Washington D.C. In an interview with CNN, Vonn made it clear she wants the chance to represent the American people and not, specifically, Trump. "I want to represent our country well". Injuries forced her to miss the 2014 Sochi Games.

Before hanging up her skis, Vonn is also hoping to break the all-time record for World Cup victories. Vonn says she won't represent Donald Trump at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

"I hope to represent the people of the United States, not the president", she told CNN.

Vonn, who also said she would not accept an invitation to the White House if she were to win gold in Pyeongchang, is not the first major American athlete to criticise Trump, who has usually wasted little time in retaliating via Twitter.

Away from the slopes, Vonn also appears willing to put her head above the parapet and speak out about USA politics. "I don't think that there are a lot of people now in our government that do that", added Vonn, 33, who is eyeing her second Olympic gold medal at the South Korea Games.

"Absolutely not", said Vonn. "No".

"I have to win to be invited".

President Trump has not yet rescinded a potential White House invite to Vonn, as he did in September to Steph Curry after the Golden State Warriors basketball star expressed a lack of enthusiasm for such a visit.

Lindsey Vonn will be elsewhere if the U.S. Olympic team visits the White House.

Vonn endured an underwhelming start to the new season, crashing out of last week's opening downhill event at Lake Louise.

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