Olympic gold medal skier Lindsey Vonn says she’ll represent the United States, but not President Trump, when she returns to the Winter Games in February.

Vonn, who won a gold medal in the women’s downhill competition in 2010 in Vancouver, skipped the 2014 Sochi games because of knee injuries.

“I hope to represent the people of the United States, not the president,” Vonn said this week amid the buildup to the 2018 games in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Lindsey Vonn, of the United States, powers past a gate on her way to win an alpine ski, women's World Cup super-G, in Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012. American Lindsey Vonn has won a World Cup super-G to take sole possession of third place on the overall all-time wins list. Vonn clocked 1 minute, 26.16 seconds down the Olympia delle Tofane course Sunday. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

Lindsey Vonn won a gold medal in the women’s downhill competition in 2010 in Vancouver.  (AP)

“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 added.

“I want to represent our country well, and I don’t think there are a lot of people currently in our government that do that.”

Vonn also told CNN that she would “absolutely not” accept an invitation to the White House.

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