Vonn went on to say she wouldn't accept an invitation to the White House, which is a statement Trump has heard before from players in both the National Football League and NBA. "No, but I have to win to be invited".
Vonn, the most successful female alpine skier of all time and one of the stars of the USA contingent set to compete in South Korea, took aim at the president with pointed remarks in an interview with CNN.
She was also asked for her views on how the International Olympic Committee has responded to the uncovering of Russia's state-sponsored doping program.
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"I take the Olympics very seriously and what they mean and what they represent, what walking under our flag means in the opening ceremonies", she said.
The games, which take place from February 9th through the 25th, represent perhaps her last chance to "represent [her] country well".
During his time as President, Trump has been unafraid to wade into feuds with sports stars who speak out on social issues.
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Typically, the entire U.S. Olympic squad gets an invite to the White House after the games. "And I don't think that there are a lot of people now in our government that do that", she said.
Vonn is hailed as America's best female ski racer. Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry said he didn't want to visit the White House in celebration of his team's National Basketball Association title, sparking a back-and-forth between Trump and the Warriors. After missing out on the 2014 Winter Olympics due to caution following an ACL injury, Vonn is hoping to have a big comeback in the 2018 games.
Vonn is not a fan of Donald Trump's politics.
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