Skier Lindsey Vonn says she'll represent USA at Olympics, not Trump


In a CNN interview that aired Thursday, skier Lindsey Vonn said she wants to represent the people of the United States well, which apparently excludes the president. "I take the Olympics very seriously and what they mean and what they represent, what walking under our flag means in the Opening Ceremony..."

Vonn continued her criticism of the president, saying she wants to "represent our country well. I don't think there are a lot of people now in our government that do that", she added.

Vonn also said she would refuse an invitation from President Trump to visit the White House following the Olympic Games.

Vonn was asked whether she'd accept an invitation to the White House.

Questions arose on Wednesday after U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said " there is an open question" about whether the Team USA would participate in the South Korea games due to concern for athlete and participant safety.

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

The president has clashed with NFL and NBA stars this year who have chosen to kneel during the national anthem in protest against institutional racism in the U.S. and against some of Trump's divisive policies. She is now worth an estimated $3 million.

Injuries have kept her out of Olympic competition since then. However, her career has been derailed by injuries since.

A knee injury forced her to withdraw from the 2014 games in Sochi, Russia, but Vonn returned to global competition the following year.

Vonn is coming off a crash Friday in the women's downhill at Lake Louise, Alberta, a track that she has owned over the years, claiming 18 of her record 77 World Cup wins there.