Lindsey Vonn, 33, is an Olympic gold and bronze medalist for the U.S. alpine ski team and in the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea, she has vowed not to represent President Trump, but only the American people.
Vonn gave that proclamation to CNN, which threw bloody chum in the water with this baited question from a foreign female reporter:
“You’ve previously competed in three Olympic games under two presidents. How will it feel competing at an Olympic games for a United States whose president is Donald Trump?”
WOW! This is CNN.
“Well, I hope to represent the people of the United States, not the president,” responded Vonn. “I take the Olympics very seriously and what they mean and what they represent; what, you know, walking under our flag means in the opening ceremonies.”
Vonn said she wanted to “represent our country well” unlike “a lot of people currently in our government.”
CNN wound up its next softball and asked if Vonn would accept an invitation to the White House if she were to bring home the gold, knowing the response they’d get from the athlete:
“Absolutely not, no. But I have to win to be invited, so. No, actually, I think every U.S. team member is invited, so no, I won't go."
If you look closely at the video, that Red Bull beanie turns a shade of pink resistance.