Last week US Olympic Skier, Lindsey Vonn told CNN that she would not accept an invitation to the White House if she were to win gold at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
“Well I hope to represent the people of the United States, not the president,” Vonn told CNN, adding that if invited to the White House she would “absolutely not” accept such an invitation.
“I want to represent our country well. I don’t think that there are a lot of people currently in our government that do that.”
Karma then hit Vonn as she injured her back during an event last Saturday finishing in 24th place. Vonn dropped to the ground at the finish line and was eventually taken to seek medical help.
On Tuesday Vonn continued to tempt the “curse of Trump” by turning to Instagram to lecture Americans on unity.
Acting like the spoiled celebrity she has revealed herself to be, Vonn felt it was necessary to tell Americans how difficult it is for her to watch European media trash president Trump and America’s direction…a week after she trashed America’s president.
Here’s Lindsey Vonn’s poorly veiled propaganda statement aimed at bashing Trump, posted on her Instagram (courtesy of The Gateway Pundit)…
As I head to France for the next races, I would like to share with you my reflections from the past few days. I’ve received a tremendous amount of feedback, both positive and negative, about my recent CNN interview. The point that I was trying to articulate is that all Olympic athletes represent their nation as a whole, and are not representatives of their government or any specific political figure or party. None of us work tirelessly for years on end to compete in the Olympics on behalf of Democrats or Republicans. The Olympics are a non-political event, a chance for everyone to put aside their differences and be on the same “team.”. That does not mean that Olympic athletes don’t have political opinions. As an American, I am extremely proud that our great nation was founded on principals and ideals where citizens can express our opinions openly. It is a privilege that some others around the world don’t have. I am proud to be an American, and I want our country to continue to be a symbol of hope, compassion, inclusion and world unity. My travels around the world have recently made clear that this is no longer how people view the United States. You cannot pick up a newspaper or turn on the TV in Europe without noticing how people are questioning our direction. It seems to me that we must lead with understanding and strive for unity in our relationships throughout the world. As for myself, my recent comments opened up my eyes as to how divided we are right now. It is hurtful to read comments where people are hoping I break my neck or that God is punishing me for being “anti-Trump.” We need to find a way to put aside our differences and find common ground in communicating. Is it wrong to hope for a better world? All of this is much bigger than skiing and the Olympics. I am going to take the next two months to focus on what I can do and right now that is competing for my country. In doing that, I will be hoping that we Americans can still be that “shining city on a hill.”
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