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Lindsey Vonn says she would decline White House invitation

Lindsey Vonn says she would decline White House invitation

U.S. skiing star Lindsey Vonn said Thursday she would not go to the White House for a post-Winter Olympics reception, aligning herself with other athletes who have protested against President Donald Trump.

"I hope to represent the people of the United States, not the president", Vonn said in an interview with CNN's Alpine Edge that aired Thursday.

Vonn was asked whether she'd accept an invitation to the White House. It's clear that he wouldn't get 100% attendance.

Speaking to CNN in St. Moritz, Switzerland, the two-time Olympic medalist said she takes representing the United States much more seriously than the president. This will be Vonn's second Olympics, and also her last.

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

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"I want to represent our country well, and I don't think there are a lot of people in our government that do that."

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 a year ago by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

It seems American ski star Lindsey Vonn won't be visiting the White House any time soon.

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. I am not standing by any of the policies that they're enforcing and things that they're doing.

"Absolutely not. No. But I have to win to be invited". According to the Los Angeles Times, the Olympic Charter prohibits any kind of "demonstration or political, religious, or racial propaganda" in any Olympic venue or area.


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