Lindsey Vonn: I won't represent USA president at Winter Olympics

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

During an interview Wednesday with CNN's Alpine Edge, the Olympic skier said she would decline an invitation to visit President Donald Trump's White House if invited.

Vonn, who turned 33 in October, is preparing for her first Winter Olympics since 2010, when she vaulted to global stardom after capturing gold in the women's downhill and bronze in the super-G.

Unfortunately for Vonn, it is now possible that geopolitical forces may prevent her from realizing her dream.

But Vonn isn't the only U.S. Olympic athlete who reportedly won't accept Trump's invitation to the White House. It's clear that he wouldn't get 100% attendance. 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. "No, actually, I think every USA team member is invited, so no I won't go", Vonn 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.

The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, in February will be Vonn's last.

"I have no interest in going".

Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry said he didn't want to visit the White House in celebration of his team's National Basketball Association title, sparking a back-and-forth between Trump and the Warriors. Trump wrote on Twitter in September.

The Cleveland Cavaliers star forward LeBron James called the president a "bum" while the Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy went further, calling Trump an "asshole". "If I were invited to the White House, which I consider a great honor, I would not attend".



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