Lindsey Vonn takes shots at Trump, says she wouldn't visit White House

Lindsey Vonn takes shots at Trump, says she wouldn't visit White House

"I don't think that there are a lot of people now in our government that do that", Vonn, who is in Switzerland preparing for February's Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, told CNN Wednesday.

Skiing legend Lindsay Vonn is all set to try and receive as many gold medals as she can get at the 2018 Winter Olympics games in South Korea, and even though she'll be there representing her country, she won't be there representing President Donald Trump.

Vonn, who is in St. Moritz, Switzerland, gearing up for the Games, also said she wouldn't accept an invitation to the White House.

The games, which take place from February 9th through the 25th, represent perhaps her last chance to "represent [her] country well".

The 33-year-old Vonn is getting ready for the final act of a long and illustrious career. "No, actually, I think every US team member is invited, so no I won't go", Vonn said. Instead, Vonn is looking to represent her fellow Americans.

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Asked if she'd go and meet Trump, she replied: 'Absolutely not. No.

Rippon, a openly gay athlete and the 2016 USA national champion, said he would refuse Trump's invitation as he feels athletes have a responsibility as role models.

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. "But I have to win to be invited".

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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