I represent United States of America, not Donald Trump: Skiist hottie Lindsey Vonn

Aubrey Yates
December 7, 2017

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" now in the USA government are not representing the country's people adequately.

If the United States is represented in Pyeongchang, then Lindsey Vonn will be among the favorites to win a gold medal.

CNN asked Vonn how she will feel representing the USA under Trump after competing during the terms of Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

"If even a small percentage of that is true I would think the International Olympic Committee did the right thing", she said.

She added that she hopes "to represent the people of the United States, not the president" at the upcoming Winter Olympics.

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"No. But I have to win to be invited".

'I want to represent our country well. Vonn will more than likely be seen as being disrespectful to Trump, when she is truly staying true to the true spirit of the games. "I don't think that there are a lot of people now in our government that do that", added Vonn, 33, who is eyeing her second Olympic gold medal at the South Korea Games. "Actually I think every USA team member is invited so no I won't go".

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. He has repeatedly criticized NFL players who have followed Colin Kaepernick's example by kneeling during the National Anthem, even going so far as to call for anyone who knelt to be "fired".

Vonn, 33, has competed in the Olympics three times, but she missed the 2014 Winter Games due to a knee injury. She broke her arm past year and is still recovering from nerve damage.

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