Lindsey Vonn Breaks Silence After Injury, Blames Trump Supporters and Says She is 'Hurt'
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Lindsey Vonn Breaks Silence After Injury, Blames Trump Supporters and Says She is ‘Hurt’

Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn may have said regarding the 2018 Winter Olympics, “I hope to represent the people of the United States, not the president” for CNN, but she has now come out with a brand new statement.

To many, this seemed like an opportunity to throw rocks at President Trump.

Vonn is not only defending her comments, she condemned the backlash she received as a result of her interview.

“I’ve received a tremendous amount of feedback, both positive and negative, about my recent CNN interview,” Vonn posted in an Instagram post.

“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,” Vonn said. “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.’

Vonn also mentioned during the interview,  “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.”

“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,” Vonn stated on Instagram. She went on throwing a few insults in America’s face. “My travels around the world have recently made clear that this is no longer how people view the United States.”

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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“You cannot pick up a newspaper or turn on the TV in Europe without noticing how people are questioning our direction,” she continued.

“As for myself, my recent comments opened up my eyes as to how divided we are right now,” Vonn said.

Voon’s motives are highly suspicious and even especially after she said, “Absolutely not,” when asked if she’d visit the White House if a medal happens in Pyeongchang.

“It is hurtful to read comments where people are hoping I break my neck or that God is punishing me for being ‘anti-Trump,’” she said.

“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,” Vonn concluded.

“In doing that, I will be hoping that we Americans can still be that ‘shining city on a hill.’”

Vonn’s style of speaking is apparently politicized and deeply divisive, with every American taking a stand against it.

But, if she is truly sticking to her words, she should side with neutrality not the left, as she is apparently doing now.

Vonn took it one step too far and people took notice of it.

Vonn recently took time off the ski tracks due to a back injury, which forced her to miss out on a World Cup race in Switzerland.

So far, Vonn has every intention of participating in the 2018 Winter Games.

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    December 13, 2017 at 9:16 am

    Hopefully her career is over…

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