"I don't think that there are a lot of people now in our government that do that", Vonn, who is in Switzerland preparing for February's Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, told CNN Wednesday.
"Absolutely not. Nope", said Vonn markedly when asked directly if she would accept an invite to meet President Donald Trump should she win Olympic gold in February at Pyeongchang, South Korea.
"I hope to represent the people of the United States, not the president", Ms. Vonn said.
Linsdey Vonn hasn't competed in the Olympics since 2010, so she's eager to get back on the slopes.
But she has already revealed that she won't be accepting an invite to the White House, and went as far as to criticise Trump for how he represents America around the globe.
The 33-year-old Vonn is getting ready for the final act of a long and illustrious career. Instead, Vonn is looking to represent her fellow Americans.
Unfortunately for Vonn, it is now possible that geopolitical forces may prevent her from realizing her dream. "No, actually, I think every USA team member is invited, so no I won't go", Vonn said. At the time Trump had revoked Curry's invitation to the White House via Twitter after the athlete had expressed some criticism of his rhetoric and policies.
"I have no interest in going". "If I were invited to the White House, which I consider a great honor, I would not attend".
A number of athletes have been critical of Trump, including National Basketball Association stars LeBron James and Steph Curry.