U.S. Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn said that she will not be representing President Trump in Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
“Well I hope to represent the people of the United States, not the president,” Vonn stated.
So, Tomi Lahren, the contributor for Fox News shared her opinion regarding her comments on “Fox & Friends” Saturday morning
“What about the Americans who are Trump supporters that voted for President Donald Trump?” Lahren asked. “Are we not Americans? Does she not want to represent us?”
She then pointed out that professional athletes these days can’t stay out of politics and disrespect President Trump.
“It’s like patriotism is so foreign to them, they just can’t stand it,” she said.
Vonn has competed in the 2002, 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics, and missed the 2014 Games in Sochi, Russia because of a knee injury.
“I take the Olympics very seriously and what they mean and what they represent, what walking under our flag means in the opening ceremony,” she said.
Many people found Vonn’s comments to be upsetting:
Hey Lindsey—-if your going to not accept a medal because you can't accept the fact Trump is your President, then the American people don't want you at the Olympics—we voted him in, so you aren't representing us no matter what you think . . . #Snowflake
— StaggerLee (@jawonliberty) December 7, 2017
Olympic star Lindsey Vonn says she won't represent Trump at 2018 Winter Games. Well Lindsey, in my opinion, you don't need to represent the people of the United States of America. Our president is doing a great job representing us.
— Greg Alexander (@BillyAl05038313) December 7, 2017
Vonn also said that she will decline an invitation from the president to visit the White House.
“Absolutely not,” Vonn said. “No. But I have to win to be invited. No, actually I think every US team member is invited so no I won’t go.”
Lahren had a message for the athletes who decline an invitation from the president.
“That is a symbol of American pride, that’s patriotism, and that’s your country,” she said. “So whether it’s President (Barack) Obama, President Trump, or God forbid, if it would have been President (Hillary) Clinton, I think we still respect the office of the president and we respect the Americans who are around us who may not agree with us politically, but they’re Americans nonetheless.”