After Trashing President Trump, Lindsey Vonn Gets Message From Team Captain She Won’t Like


A number of US athletes have spoken out against Donald Trump during his presidency — and skier Lindsey Vonn has become the latest to have her say.

Days after saying she wouldn’t be competing for President Trump, U.S. Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn was trashed by Mike Eruzione, captain of the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” U.S. men’s hockey team.

Vonn made the comments in an interview with CNN.

“Well, 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 ceremony,” she added.
“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.”

On “Fox & Friends Weekend” this morning, fellow Olympic gold medalist Mike Eruzione said Vonn has the right to make her own decisions, but he disagrees and believes it’s important to respect the presidency.

“I take the Olympics very seriously and what they mean and what they represent, what walking under our flag means in the opening ceremony,” said the 33-year-old Vonn, who is looking for her second gold medal during next year’s games in PyeongChang, South Korea.

“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.”

“First of all, we had the honor of going to the White House, and if you will remember, at a very difficult time,” Eruzione recalled, noting that the victory came at the height of the Iranian hostage crisis and President Jimmy Carter’s unpopularity.

“President Carter had announced they were boycotting the (1980 Moscow) summer games, so a lot of Olympians weren’t very happy with President Carter and his decision.”

“I’m kind of an old school guy, I respect the presidency,” Eruzione said. “I respect the White House. I respect who is in that White House.”

“If it’s her choice not to go, that’s fine, but boy, I treasured my visit.