Lindsey Vonn is following in the footsteps of the Golden State Warriors when it comes to affairs in the nations capital.
During an interview Wednesday with CNNs Alpine Edge, the Olympic skier said she would decline an invitation to visit President Donald Trumps White House if invited.
But I have to win to be invited, Vonn said. No actually I think every US team member is invited, so no I wont go.
Hopeful to take home the gold, Vonn, who broke her upper right arm in late 2016 while training in Colorado in the midst of recovering from a knee injury, also spoke of her desire to compete for her country. Vonn, 33, competed at the 2002, 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics, winning two medals (a gold and a bronze in 2010). She missed the 2014 Games in Sochi, Russia, because of a knee injury.
I hope to represent the people of the United States, not the President, Vonn said. I take the Olympics very seriously and what they mean and what they represent, what walking under our flag means in the opening ceremonies. And, you know, I want to represent our country as well and I dont think there are a lot of people currently in our government that do that.
When the champion Warriors said they would not visit the White House, Trump withdrew the invitation.