U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Wednesday it was an “open question” as to whether the country will send athletes to South Korea for the Winter Olympics amid tensions with the North.
But if the U.S. does send its athletes to Pyeongchang then Lindsey Vonn has made it clear she will not be representing President Donald Trump.
Vonn, the gold medal winner from the downhill ski event at the Vancouver Games in 2010, told CNN ’s Alpine Edge that “a lot of people” currently in the U.S. government are not representing the country’s people adequately.
“I hope to represent the people of the United States, not the President,” Vonn said from Switzerland on Wednesday night. “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.”