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Olympic Skier Lindsey Vonn Burned President Trump With Just 13 Words

Olympic Skier Lindsey Vonn Burned President Trump With Just 13 Words

"And I don't think that there are a lot of people now in our government that do that", she said.

Lindsey Vonn sat down with CNN to talk about the upcoming Winter Olympics which the United States may or may not end up sending athletes to for safety reasons.

Vonn, a 2010 Olympic gold medalist who grew up in Minnesota and learned to ski locally at Burnsville's Buck Hill, was then asked if she would visit the White House and Donald Trump if she was invited. However, under the Trump administration, the tradition of top athletes getting a visit with the President has become less consistent, with Steph Curry's refusal of his invitation leading to the Warriors planning a Trump-free visit to D.C. instead.

The 33-year-old skier made it so, so clear that she would turn down an invitation if she wins in Pyeongchang.

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'I want to represent our country well. Over the past year Vonn has dropped a few comments via social media that subtly highlight her criticism of some of Trump's policies and behavior. No, actually, I think every USA team member is invited, so no, I won't go. Instead, Vonn is looking to represent her fellow Americans.

"Absolutely not. No", Vonn said. "No, I won't go".

Olympic freeskier Gus Kenworthy and figure skaters Ashley Wagner, Nathan Chen and Adam Rippon have also said they would not travel to the White House. "If I were invited to the White House, which I consider a great honor, I would not attend".

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".


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