Lindsey Vonn said in a new interview that she will be representing her home country, not President Donald Trump, when she competes at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
This reaction angered many Americans and one of them was Conservative Young Gun Tomi Lahren!
Tomi Lahren had a strong reaction after Olympic gold medal skier Lindsey Vonn became the latest athlete to speak out against President Donald Trump.
In an interview with CNN, Vonn said she will represent the United States at the 2018 Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, in February, but not the president.
When asked if she would accept an invitation to the White House if she were to win a gold medal, Vonn said, “Absolutely not.”
What about the Americans who are Trump supporters that voted for President Donald Trump?” Lahren said on “Fox & Friends Weekend.” “Are we not Americans? Does she not want to represent us?”
But it seems that was not the end of the problems for Vonn because today she suffered the ultimate karma after bashing President Trump she suffered a horrifying injury!
Vonn finished a World Cup super-G in extreme pain Saturday and was treated by race doctors for a back injury.
This was seen as the ultimate karma by many Americans around and Vonn faced a huge number of negative comments that seem to “Hurt Her”!
Almost a week after her injury, Vonn took to Instagram to let out her frustration with Trump supporters.
On her post, she wrote she was “hurt” by comments that wished for injuries and did not know the country was so divided. Vonn says the Olympics should not be about “politics.”
From Vonn’s (Link: instagram.com)
As I head to France for the next races, I would like to share with you my reflections from the past few days. I’ve received a tremendous amount of feedback, both positive and negative, about my recent CNN interview. The point that I was trying to articulate is that all Olympic athletes represent their nation as a whole, and are not representatives of their government or any specific political figure or party. None of us work tirelessly for years on end to compete in the Olympics on behalf of Democrats or Republicans. The Olympics are a non-political event, a chance for everyone to put aside their differences and be on the same “team.”. That does not mean that Olympic athletes don’t have political opinions. As an American, I am extremely proud that our great nation was founded on principals and ideals where citizens can express our opinions openly. It is a privilege that some others around the world don’t have. I am proud to be an American, and I want our country to continue to be a symbol of hope, compassion, inclusion and world unity. My travels around the world have recently made clear that this is no longer how people view the United States. You cannot pick up a newspaper or turn on the TV in Europe without noticing how people are questioning our direction. It seems to me that we must lead with understanding and strive for unity in our relationships throughout the world. As for myself, my recent comments opened up my eyes as to how divided we are right now. It is hurtful to read comments where people are hoping I break my neck or that God is punishing me for being “anti-Trump.” We need to find a way to put aside our differences and find common ground in communicating. Is it wrong to hope for a better world? All of this is much bigger than skiing and the Olympics. I am going to take the next two months to focus on what I can do and right now that is competing for my country. In doing that, I will be hoping that we Americans can still be that “shining city on a hill.”
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Or she should pay for her reckless attack on President Trump?
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