Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, last night on Fox News could not guarantee that American athletes would be allowed to attend February’s 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, claiming that the situation is an “open question.” She clearly was sent out onto Fox News to get ahead of an interview that was scheduled to air today with a top Olympic athlete.
Top United States Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn, considered one of the biggest names that will compete in February’s Winter Olympics in South Korea, called out President Trump in an interview that aired for the first time today, in which she said she would not be representing Trump at the Winter Olympics. She’s not alone either, as many of her teammates feel the same way.
Ambassador Haley refused to confirm that U.S. athletes going to South Korea was a “done deal,” and instead kept dodging the question and calling their attendance an “open question.” Nikki Haley, like everyone else, knows that North Korea isn’t going to attack us. The “threat” from North Korea is a bogus reason to give Trump cover from stopping athletes that speak out against him from attending the 2018 Olympics. You can see Nikki Haley’s question dodging in the footage below.
Amb. Nikki Haley Leaves It An ‘Open Question’ If US Athletes Will Attend 2018 Olympics in South Korea:https://t.co/Iy6dsJuZ3S
— Stacy Washington (@StacyOnTheRight) December 7, 2017
Notice how the host asked her whether she would let her own family go to South Korea, to which she answered with a non-answer. She knows whether it is safe, but refused to answer with the truth because she answers to Trump. Trump wants to use the excuse of North Korea to keep athletes from going because so many of them are going to speak out against him, just like top skier Lindsey Vonn did in the footage below.
“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