Lindsey Vonn says she'll represent U.S. at Winter Olympics, but not Trump

Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn

"And I don't think that there are a lot of people now in our government that do that", she said. In an interview with CNN, Vonn said that she wants to "represent the people of the United States, not the President".

Vonn is looking to capture her second Olympic gold medal in the upcoming games.

Lynx forward Rebekkah Brunson said she will not go to the White House if the team is invited again after winning its fourth National Basketball Association title.

The games, which take place from February 9th through the 25th, represent perhaps her last chance to "represent [her] country well".

Vonn has suffered a catalog of injuries throughout her career. "No, actually, I think every USA team member is invited, so no I won't go", Vonn said.

Pyeongchang will be Vonn's first Games since Vancouver 2010, where her downhill triumph turned her into a global star and one of the world's best-paid winter athletes with a net worth, according to Forbes, of about $3 million. "Absolutely not", she said.

Any US athlete who takes home gold in the Winter Olympics gets the honor of shaking the president's hand in the White House. "No, I won't go". "So, no, I won't go".

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.

"The way that the Trump administration I feel treats most of the citizens that voted in Hillary Clinton's favor is not a way that anybody should be treated", Rippon added. "No, but I have to win to be invited".

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