Lindsey Vonn: I won't be representing US President at Winter Olympics

Vonn I won't represent US President at Winter Olympics

Vonn I won't represent US President at Winter Olympics

Vonn added: "I want to represent our country well".

Vonn told CNN on Thursday that she wouldn't accept a visit to the White House, and will not be representing Trump when she competes this winter in Pyeongchang.

"Well I hope to represent the people of the United States, not the president", Vonn told CNN's Alpine Edge.

Trump has not yet commented on Vonn's criticism, though he has actively rebuked other athletes since he became president.

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Lynx forward Rebekkah Brunson said she will not go to the White House if the team is invited again after winning its fourth National Basketball Association title.

"I want to represent our country well", she further stated.

The 33-year-old Vonn is getting ready for the final act of a long and illustrious career.

A number of United States athletes have spoken out against Donald Trump during his presidency - and skier Lindsey Vonn has become the latest to have her say. "No, actually I think every USA team member is invited, so no, I won't go".

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Vonn is not the first high-profile athlete to speak out against the Trump administration. I am not standing by any of the policies that they're enforcing and things that they're doing.

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.

While some Olympic athletes may be critical of Trump and his policies, don't expect them to openly protest the US president at the Games. "If I were invited to the White House, which I consider a great honor, I would not attend".

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