Top United States Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn, considered one of the biggest names that will compete in February’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, called out President Trump in an interview aired for the first time today. She completely refused to say she would compete for Trump.
“Well, I hope to represent the people of the United States, not the president,” 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 ceremony. I want to represent our country well. I don’t think that there are a lot of people currently in our government that do that.” You can watch footage from her interview in the clip below.
"I hope to represent the people of the United States, not the President."
— CNN Sport (@cnnsport) December 7, 2017
Part of being the leader of a country is enjoying the honor of leading your country into the Olympics. But because of Trump’s poor behavior as president, he is facing the consequence of losing that honor.
Lindsey Vonn also said she wouldn’t accept an invitation to the White House. “Absolutely not. No,” Vonn said, “But I have to win to be invited. No, actually I think every U.S. team member is invited … so no, I won’t go.”