Olympics skiing star Vonn to snub White House visit for U.S. team

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As the Winter Olympics are quickly approaching, Lindsey Vonn was asked about her passion to compete for her country, and her response took a shot at President Donald Trump.

Unfortunately for Vonn, it is now possible that geopolitical forces may prevent her from realizing her dream.

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Vonn holds up a flag after winning bronze at the 2010 Winter Olympics
Leonhard Foeger Reuters Vonn holds up a flag after winning bronze at the 2010 Winter Olympics

Said Vonn: "I hope to represent the people of the United States, not the president". She added that if she were invited to the White House after the games, she would "absolutely not" go. It's clear that he wouldn't get 100% attendance. "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. Nope. I have to win to be invited so - no, actually I think every USA team member is invited.

Vonn is now in St. Mortiz, Switzerland to compete in a World Cup event, which will allow her to qualify for the Olympics in February.

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As well as competing for a second Olympic gold medal in South Korea, she is attempting to break the record of 86 World Cup victories held by Ingemar Stenmark since 1989. "So no, I won't go".

When Stephen Curry told reporters he supported a snub of the team's traditional White House visit, the two-time NBA Most Valuable Player prompted a stern rebuke from Trump, who withdrew the invitation. Trump wrote on Twitter in September.

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Olympic figure skating hopefuls Ashley Wagner and Nathan Chen have also reportedly said they would not visit the White House at President Trump's invitation.

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