Lindsey Vonn, an American World Cup alpine ski racer on the U.S. Ski Team, is representing Team USA at the 2018 Winter Olympics. Vonn has an impressive track record and is considered one of the most accomplished American female ski racers in history.
Despite her serious ski cred, Vonn is taking a beating from internet trolls after placing sixth in the women's super-G event Saturday.
The trolls, who are likely some of the same people who criticized NFL players like Colin Kaepernick for a lack of patriotism when they didn't stand for the National Anthem, seem to have no problem attacking an American athlete during the Olympic games. So where do their true loyalties lie? With the United States or with Donald Trump?
The controversy apparently stems from a statement Vonn made in an interview with CNN in December:
I hope to represent the people of the United States, not the president. I take the Olympics very seriously and what they mean and what they represent, what walking under our flag means in the opening ceremony. 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.