Lindsey Vonn skiing for America, not Donald Trump

Marsha Scott
December 8, 2017

U.S. Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn spoke out against President Donald Trump on Thursday while preparing in St. Moritz, Switzerland, for the 2018 Pyeongchang Games. "I take the Olympics very seriously and what they mean and what they represent, what walking under our flag means in the opening ceremonies. And I don't think that there are a lot of people now in our government that do that", she said.

Vonn was asked whether she'd accept an invitation to the White House. "I don't think that there are a lot of people now in our government that do that".

Vonn is attempting to capture her second gold medal in Pyeongchang.

A knee operation from an injury suffered in 2013 caused her to miss the 2014 games, and Vonn has said that this will be the last Olympic cycle she'll participate in.

"I have no interest in going", USA Today reported Kenworthy, an openly gay athlete, said in September.

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The Golden State Warriors notably skipped their White House trip as National Basketball Association champions earlier this year after Trump withdrew his invitation to star Stephen Curry, who had previously announced he didn't want to go.

Trump responded by saying that Curry's invitation had been "withdrawn", and the Warriors as a team later voted against visiting the White House altogether.

Trump launched a sensational attack on NFL players who have kneeled in protest of the national anthem during a speech in Alabama in September, challenging the league's owners to release anyone who engages in the movement started past year by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Vonn isn't the only Olympian who wouldn't visit the White House under President Trump.

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