Lindsey Vonn says she would not accept invitation to White House

Share

U.S. Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn spoke out against President Donald Trump on Thursday while preparing in St. Moritz, Switzerland, for the 2018 Pyeongchang Games.

The 33-year-old Vonn is getting ready for the final act of a long and illustrious career. "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.

In the same week that saw Russian Federation banned from competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics, the issue of whether or not the United States will send its top athletes to compete for gold is supposedly up in the air.

Vonn is coming off a crash Friday in the women's downhill at Lake Louise, Alberta, a track that she has owned over the years, claiming 18 of her record 77 World Cup wins there.

Remembering Pearl Harbor, 76 years later
Through the ups and downs of battles won and lives lost, the cry of "Remember Pearl Harbor!" helped maintain American resolve. The impacts of the Pearl Harbor attack reverberated far beyond those of the bombs and bullets that riddled the US fleet.

Sony shipped over 70 million PS4 consoles in 2017
The PlayStation 4 games console has surpassed 70 million units ahead of the big Christmas season, Sony today confirmed. PS VR, which launched previous year , continues to sell well, especially following great deals over Black Friday.

Toys for Tots accepting money, new toys for St. Lawrence County kids
Toys for Tots drives are well underway including last Friday when Marines collected donations outside our WTHI-TV studio. You can always drop off toys or donations at any time to the Toys for Tots headquarters at Beckley Auto Mall.

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

"I take the Olympics very seriously and what they mean and what they represent, what walking under our flag means in the opening ceremony. I don't think that there are a lot of people now in our government that do that".

Vonn has suffered a catalog of injuries throughout her career. He has repeatedly criticized NFL players who have followed Colin Kaepernick's example by kneeling during the national anthem, even going as far as to call for anyone who knelt to be "fired".

Asked if she would attend any possible White House reception for the US Olympic team after the Games - a common tradition - Vonn replied: "Absolutely not". She broke her arm past year and is still recovering from nerve damage.

Share