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Lindsey Vonn on whether she'll visit Trump White House: 'Absolutely not. Nope.'

Lindsey Vonn on whether she'll visit Trump White House: 'Absolutely not. Nope.'

Vonn, the gold medal victor from the downhill ski event at the Vancouver Games in 2010, told CNN's Alpine Edge that "a lot of people" in the current US government are not representing the country's people well.

United States 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 take the Olympics very seriously and what they mean and what they represent, what walking under our flag means in the opening ceremonies". Lougainis is a four-time Olympic gold medalist.

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

She continued, "I want to represent our country well". "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.

Lindsey Vonn talks with reporters after her training for the FIS Ski World Cup Women's Downhill Nov. 28, 2017 in Lake Louise, Alberta.

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Vonn went on to say she wouldn't accept an invitation to the White House, which is a statement Trump has heard before from players in both the National Football League and NBA. But I have to win to be invited.

Traditionally, members of the United States Olympic team are invited to the White House following the Games in celebration of their accomplishments.

In 2013, a knee injury threw her out of the Sochi Olympics.

Skier Lindsey Vonn has taken part in several Winter Olympics, competing on Team USA under presidents from both political parties.


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