US Skier Doesn't Want to Represent Trump in Winter Olympics

Aaron Brown
December 8, 2017

American skier Lindsey Vonn, who hopes to win a gold medal at the upcoming Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, knows who she'll be representing when she competes in the Downhill.

"Absolutely not", she said. "No". And if she does, don't expect her to celebrate with President Donald Trump at the White House. It's clear that he wouldn't get 100% attendance. "And I don't think that there are a lot of people now in our government that do that", she said.

Vonn is now in St. Mortiz, Switzerland to compete in a World Cup event, which will allow her to qualify for the Olympics in February.

Although the 33-year-old Olympian didn't go into detail about why she doesn't want to represent Trump when competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics this February, it appears she disagrees with some of his policies. No actually I think every US team member is invited so no I won't go. "So no, I won't go". Trump wrote on Twitter in September.

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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.

Vonn has visited the White House in the past, once in 2010 (according to a Facebook post) and another time in 2014 with then-boyfriend Tiger Woods to celebrate the winning 2013 US Presidents Cup golf team.

While some Olympic athletes may be critical of Trump and his policies, don't expect them to openly protest the USA president at the Games. "If I were invited to the White House, which I consider a great honor, I would not attend".

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