Fox's Ainsley Earhardt calls Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn "un-American" after criticizing Trump

Fox's Ainsley Earhardt calls Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn "un-American" after criticizing Trump

Vonn: “I hope to represent the people of the United States, not the president. 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”

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From the December 8 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): Look, this whole investigation is going downhill, just like American skier Lindsey Vonn. She would like to win another gold medal at the Winter Olympics in South Korea coming up. 

PETE HEGSETH (CO-HOST): That's right.

DOOCY: But here's the problem: If she wins, she is not going to the White House.

HEGSETH: She's already said that.

DOOCY: She says she does not like Donald Trump.

AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): Listen to what she said yesterday. 

[BEGIN VIDEO]

LINDSEY VONN: I hope to represent the people of the United States, not the president. 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.

[END VIDEO]

EARHARDT: Alright, she is just another celebrity, another Hollywood person who doesn't agree with the president. Do you think he cares?

HEGSETH: The resistance continues. You know, the last part of her statement was true, there are not a lot of people in government representing us well. Maybe she watched the first 8 minutes of our program and saw that that's true. And not a lot of it has to do with President Trump.

DOOCY: 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? 

EARHARDT: Maybe that's why they broke up.

DOOCY: Anyway. So Tiger Woods, no problem apparently playing golf with the president. But if she wins, she is not going to the White House. No sirree.

HEGSETH: Think about that. You got athletes preemptively declaring their resistance to a president as they get the honor -- think about the honor of going to the Olympics and representing -- wearing the flag. It's like wearing the flag in combat, in battle. It's a team. You're saying, "Well, no. It's just we're going to write off our president."

EARHARDT: Very un-American.

Related:

CNN: Lindsey Vonn: I won't be representing US President at Winter Olympics

Previously:

Brian Kilmeade claims judges blocking the Muslim ban are saying "it's un-American to judge people"

Fox's Pete Hegseth: Mueller has "been the special impeachment counsel from the beginning"

Fox's Brian Kilmeade suggests liberal Trump critics like DeRay Mckesson and Keith Ellison make war with North Korea more likely

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