Vonn, who also said she would not accept an invitation to the White House if she were to win gold in Pyeongchang, is not the first major American athlete to criticise Trump, who has usually wasted little time in retaliating via Twitter.
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 US government are not representing the country's people adequately.
Vonn continued her criticism of the president, saying she wants to "represent our country well". "I take the Olympics very seriously and what they mean and what they represent, what walking under our flag means in the opening ceremony".
The games, which take place from February 9th through the 25th, represent perhaps her last chance to "represent [her] country well". "I don't think that there are a lot of people now in our government that do that".
Vonn is hailed as America's best female ski racer.Читайте также: Oscar Academy Releases 'Standard of Conduct' For Members
During his time as President, Trump has been unafraid to wade into feuds with sports stars who speak out on social issues.
Olympic free skier Gus Kenworthy and figure skaters Ashley Wagner, Nathan Chen and Adam Rippon have also publicly stated that they would not travel to the White House.
But that doesn't mean Vonn is willing to keep her opinions about Trump to herself, as she makes clear in the following conversation with CNN's Christina MacFarlane from St. Moritz, Switzerland.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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