Skier Lindsey Vonn says she'll represent United States at Olympics, not Trump

Postado Dezembro 07, 2017

"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.

But she has already revealed that she won't be accepting an invite to the White House, and went as far as to criticise Trump for how he represents America around the globe.

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

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

'I want to represent our country well.

Vonn's comments, however, come at a time when America's presence at the Games, now only nine weeks away, is still "an open question", according to the USA ambassador to the United Nations.

"I hope to represent the people of the United States, not the president", Vonn responded.

The 33-year-old Vonn is getting ready for the final act of a long and illustrious career. Due to a slew of injuries, including a knee injury that kept her out of the 2014 Sochi Games, Vonn hasn't competed in the Olympics since Vancouver 2010 - when she won gold.

But that doesn't mean Vonn is willing to keep her opinions about Trump to herself, as she makes clear in the following conversation with CNN's Christina MacFarlane from St. Moritz, Switzerland.

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.

"No. But I have to win to be invited".