U.S. skier Lindsey Vonn is set to participate in her first Winter Olympics since 2010 when festivities begin next February in South Korea. However, she says she’ll be representing the ‘people of the United States,’ not President Donald Trump.
From Washington Times:
Olympic gold medal skier Lindsey Vonn made it clear during an interview Wednesday that she will be representing the American people at the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, not President Trump.
Speaking to CNN in St. Moritz, Switzerland, the two-time Olympic medalist said she takes representing the United States much more seriously than the president.
“I hope to represent the people of the United States, not the president,” Ms. Vonn said. “I take the Olympics very seriously and what they mean and what they represent, what walking under our flag means in the opening ceremonies.
More from CNN:
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.
And Vonn revealed she wouldn’t accept an invitation to the White House if she were to win gold at Pyeongchang.
“Absolutely not,” said Vonn. “No. But I have to win to be invited. No actually I think every US team member is invited so no I won’t go.
Vonn is clearly suffering from Trump derangement syndrome.
She’s obviously not a fan of a rising stock market and lower unemployment numbers.
So 45 says silly things on Twitter at times, big deal! Do the right thing and show some respect for the leader of the free world!