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#pounditSaturday, June 25, 2022

Lindsey Vonn ridiculed by Trump supporters after blunder

Lindsey Vonn

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:

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.


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