Olympian and world champion alpine skier Lindsey Vonn decided to join the hordes of celebrities and athletes who think that the American people want to hear their political views instead of their performances.
In December of last year, Vonn told CNN in an interview that she does not support President Trump.
“Well, I hope to represent the people of the United States, not the president. 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 want to represent our country well. I don’t think that there are a lot of people currently in our government that do that.”
Vonn was obviously referring to President Trump and his administration. Then she flat out told the interviewer that she would not be visiting the White House as is traditional for many champion athletes.
“Absolutely not. No. But I have to win to be invited. No, actually I think every U.S. team member is invited … so no, I won’t go.”
Then came this week where Vonn surprised everyone by not medaling in the women’s Super-G race in Pyeongchang. This was her first loss in eight years and was the result of a mistake late in the race that cost her a medal.
People immediately turned to Twitter to blast her for her comments against President Trump and to suggest that maybe that is why she performed poorly in the race. Anne Coulter said it best.
“At least Lindsay Vonn won’t have to worry about that invitation to the White House now.”
At least Lindsay Vonn won’t have to worry about that invitation to the White House now.
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) February 18, 2018
When will these celebrities learn not to bring politics onto the playing field? We are sick and tired of it getting in the way of our entertainment!
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