Lindsey Vonn is more Coloradoan than Minnesotan, but that doesn’t stop Minnesota from claiming her as “one of us.”
That may well be tested now that Vonn is getting the Dixie Chicks treatment because she weighed in on the question of what it means to represent the United States?
“Well, I hope to represent the people of the United States, not the president,” Vonn told CNN’s Alpine Edge about the February Olympics in Pyeongchang.
"I hope to represent the people of the United States, not the President."
— CNN Sport (@cnnsport) December 7, 2017
“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 said.
“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.”
She also said she wouldn’t accept a White House invitation if she were to medal in her alpine events.
Judging by the initial outrage, there are lots of Twitter bots and, maybe, people who hope she doesn’t.
@lindseyvonn I wish I had input on you representing America, because your actions leave out half of us. Go 🇨🇦
— Paul Venaziano (@PVenaziano) December 7, 2017
Break a leg…..
— Elizabeth Harrell (@Simplysimon818) December 7, 2017
You are an embarrassment to our nation and I certainly wont be rooting for or even watching you! I hope you lose every event and your sponsorships! You have brought shame to our nation in this world event!
— Dawn G. (@MorningDawn3060) December 7, 2017