Lindsey Vonn ridiculed by Trump supporters after blunder
Hopefully Lindsey Vonn did not look at her Twitter mentions after her disappointing performance in the super-G at the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang on Saturday.
Vonn was the first skier out of the gate in the super-G and was putting together a really good run until the end when she had a bobble and veered off the course. She ended up tied for sixth, 0.38 behind the winner, and out of medal contention.
Though many Americans were bummed for Vonn, there was a segment of the viewing population that seemed gratified by the result.
Several Donald Trump supporters were pleased to see Vonn fail to medal and let her hear it over Twitter. Take a look:
— lew (@lew97313933) February 17, 2018
.@lindseyvonn Donald Trump sends his regards. You don’t have to worry about a White House invitation.
— Keith Warf (@loadthewagon21) February 17, 2018
— Craig Daniels (@Str8FwdNoBS) February 17, 2018
Hoping you bomb the downhill also. You were given a great honor to represent the USA but you took advantage and bashed our president. We will pull for anyone but you!
— Phares Heindl, (@IP_Trial_Lawyer) February 17, 2018
@lindseyvonn Karma will always bite you… that’s what you get for trying to get political when you should have just focused on the Olympics. Tisk tisk, but hey, now you don’t have to worry about not going to the White House! Only winners go to the White House, right Hillary?
— Rowdy Queen (@honeybadger747) February 17, 2018
. @lindseyvonn Lindsey Vonn should have kept her damn mouth shut about Trump. She got the curse now.
— bob (@artxmaverick) February 17, 2018
@lindseyvonn Karma is a mo fo. Glad to see you lose. You're an anti -American.
— Wendy Hutton (@wenhutton) February 17, 2018
— #DrainTheSwamp (@Trump45isPres) February 17, 2018
Bah ahahaha! Sucka! Trump winning baby!
— Bloodmoon (@HenryHi40776652) February 17, 2018
Where does all the anger come from? Back in December, Vonn made it clear she was not fond of the president.
“Well I hope to represent the people of the United States, not the president,” she told CNN.
Vonn also said she would not visit the White House, either.
The skier said she was receiving threats and backlash from Trump supporters over the remarks. Two months later, many of them have not forgotten and chalked Vonn’s poor showing in the super-G up as karma.
Unfortunately, this isn’t the first political controversy from the Olympics, as Vice President Mike Pence has also taken some shots too.