Lindsey Vonn Comments On Whether She'd Visit White House After Winter Olympics

Lindsey Vonn Representing 'People of the United States, Not the President' at Winter Olympics

Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don't want to represent Trump at Olympics

As the Winter Olympics are quickly approaching, Lindsey Vonn was asked about her passion to compete for her country, and her response took a shot at President Donald Trump.

After missing the 2014 Sochi Games with a knee injury, Vonn suffered a broken arm last November that delayed the start of her season until January.

Vonn, who was very thoughtful about her words during the interview, told CNN how meaningful it is for her to represent her country at the Olympics, and it's not a responsibility she takes lightly. Nope. I have to win to be invited so - no, actually I think every U.S. team member is invited. "And, you know, I want to represent our country well and I don't think there are a lot of people now in our government that do that", Vonn said. She hopes to earn her third Olympic medal next February in South Korea.

All Olympians are traditionally invited to the White House after the games, so it'll be interesting to see if Trump follows suit. She is a four-time overall World Cup champion and one of six women to have won World Cup races in all five disciplines of alpine skiing: downhill, super-G, giant slalom, slalom, and super combined.

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"I have no interest in going", USA Today reported Kenworthy, an openly gay athlete, said in September.

This year Trump has been embroiled in a controversy with the NFL and some of the NBA's top players - a spat with significant racial and cultural undertones - after he blasted prominent athletes for kneeling during the national anthem and refusing to come to the White House.

"Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team".

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.

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