US Skier Doesn't Want to Represent Trump in Winter Olympics

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INTERVIEWER: Would you accept an invitation to the White House if you were to win an Olympic gold in Pyeongchang?

Just don't ask Vonn - or many other of her fellow US competitors - to do it in support of President Donald Trump.

Well, I hope to represent the people of the United States, not the President.

In September, he rescinded an invitation to the White House to Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry after Curry said he didn't want the team to visit following its National Basketball Association championship.

Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn plans to represent the the upcoming Winter Olympics, but she's insisting she has no intention of serving as an ambassador for President Donald Trump.

"Absolutely not. No", Vonn said.

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Widely considered one of the greatest skiers of all time, Vonn is attempting to break the record of 86 World Cup victories held by Swedish skier Ingemar Stenmark.

Vonn previously visited the White House while Obama was in office. Nope. I have to win to be invited so - no, actually I think every USA team member is invited.

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

Vonn added, "I want to represent our country well".

Vonn has battled with a number of serious injuries throughout her career, including a knee injury in 2013 that kept her out of the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

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