Alpine skier Lindsey Vonn made news this week after trashing President Trump, then karma came back and hit her…hard.
We previously reported that Vonn had said she wasn’t going to be “representing” the President in the Olympics, effectively stating that she also wouldn’t be representing the millions of people who voted for him. Further, she also rebuffed any invites she may receive to the White House after the Olympic Games in February, stating she “absolutely” would not go if asked.
“Well, I hope to represent the people of the United States, not the president,” Vonn told CNN.
The 33-year-old went even further by taking a not-so-veiled swipe at members of the Trump administration.
“I want to represent our country well,” Vonn explained. “I don’t think that there are a lot of people currently in our government that do that.”
Things took a bad turn for Vonn in the aftermath of her comments, with social media erupting with the hashtag #BoycottUnderArmour, the brand that endorses Vonn and carries an exclusive line for her. But if that wasn’t bad enough, now we learn that the Olympic skier went down hard at the World Cup competition, resulting in an injury.
The Associated Press has more:
Lindsey Vonn finished a World Cup super-G in extreme pain Saturday and was treated by race doctors for a back injury.
The American star crossed the finish line in obvious distress, in 24th place and 1.56 seconds behind the winner, and slumped to the snow. She compressed her back on the fifth gate, according to U.S. Ski & Snowboard.
Vonn stayed in the finish house to be treated, and one hour later limped slowly into a waiting car to be driven from the St. Moritz course.
Ouch. The Trump curse is a very real thing.
Don’t forget, just about every major celebrity or athlete that’s gone against the President has faced troubles after, so we’re not sure why Vonn wouldn’t think the same would happen to her. Granted, we don’t ever wish harm upon someone; however, that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a little schadenfreude when karma catches up to them, either.