The hosts of “Fox & Friends” did not hold back Friday while discussing Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn’s proclamation that she won’t be representing President Donald Trump at the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.
“Well I hope to represent the people of the United States, not the president,” Vonn told CNN this week.
“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 added. “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.”
According to “Fox & Friends” co-host Ainsley Earhardt, the athlete is just another name in a long list of celebrities who criticize Trump. More than that, though, Earhardt thinks what Vonn said was “un-American.”
“She is just another celebrity, another Hollywood person who doesn’t agree with the president,” Earhardt said. “Do you think he cares?”
“The resistance continues,” co-host Peter Hegseth noted in agreement.
Steve Doocy then suggested that perhaps Vonn was angry that Trump recently played golf with her ex-boyfriend, professional golfer Tiger Woods.
“You know what’s interesting is, you think about it, her ex is Tiger Woods, who played golf with President Trump, what, a week ago?” Doocy said.
“Maybe that’s why they broke up,” Earhardt responded, while laughing.
“Anyway. So Tiger Woods, no problem apparently playing golf with the president,” Doocy added. “But if she wins, she is not going to the White House. No sirree.”
Hegseth, an Army veteran, then pointed out why he thinks Vonn is being particularly disrespectful.
“Think about the honor of going to the Olympics,” he said. “Wearing the flag. It’s like wearing the flag in combat, in battle.”
Earhardt then expressed her agreement, calling Vonn’s remarks “very un-American.”
In addition to not representing Trump, Vonn revealed in her interview with CNN that she won’t go to the White House if invited.
“Absolutely not,” she said. “No. But I have to win to be invited. No, actually I think every U.S. team member is invited so no, I won’t go.”
Like the “Fox & Friends” hosts, many on Twitter took issue with what Vonn said.
— Kambree Kawahine Koa (@KamVTV) December 7, 2017
#LindseyVonn getting worried? #Redbull #UnderArmour and your new clothing line should be concerning to you😉You disrespect the #POTUS you also disrespect US the Americans who support you OR DON’T😃 #Olympics #StayHome pic.twitter.com/wbVvqwpU7b
— Joni❄️Snow Princess (@JoniPrincess) December 8, 2017
@lindseyvonn You just put yourself in the same loser league as Kaepernick.
I’m curious if your sponsors @UnderArmour and @redbull feel the same way as you? Do they agree and are they ok with your statement? I am letting you and your sponsors know I’m not ok with it..!! pic.twitter.com/KheJskarfH
— Vince Williamson (@vmwilliamson1) December 8, 2017