USA talisporditäht vigastas selga, Trumpi toetajad nimetasid seda "jumala kättemaksuks"

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USA talisporditäht vigastas selga, Trumpi toetajad nimetasid seda "jumala kättemaksuks"
Lindsey VonnFoto: AFP/SCANPIX

Mäesuusataja Lindsey Vonn elab põnevat elu ka väljaspool suusanõlvi. Hiljuti olümpia aadete ja Donald Trumpi kohta sõna võtnud USA populaarseim naissportlane avaldas, millise pahameeletormi alla ta pärast presidendi solvamist sattus.

7. detsembril CNN-ile antud intervjuus ütles Vonn: "Ma võtan olümpiat ja seda, mida nad esindavad, väga tõsiselt. Meie lipu all avatseremoonial marssimine on minu jaoks suur asi. Ma tahan meie riiki hästi esindada. Ma ei usu, et meie valitsuses palju inimesi oleks, kes minu mõtteid jagavad."

Trumpi kohta personaalsemalt sõnas Vonn: "Ma tahaks esindada USA inimesi, mitte presidenti."

Ja siis hakkas pihta! Mäesuusataja sai küll sotsiaalmeedias palju positiivseid sõnumeid, kuid ka hulganisti sellist vastukaja, mida ameeriklased ise armastavad kutsuda p**atormiks.

Kohe, kui Vonni järjekordne seljavigastus avalikuks sai, kutsusid Trumpi toetajad seda "jumala karistuseks" ning avaldasid lootust, et naine "murrab ka kaela".

Vonn kommenteeris sajatusi Instagramis: "Mu hiljutised väljaütlemised avasid mu silmad selle kohta, kui lõhestunud me praegu oleme."

Ta lisas, et kommentaarid tegid talle haiget, kuid oma arvamusest ta ei tagane. "Ma tahan, et meie riik oleks jätkuvalt lootuse, kaastunde, kaasamise ja maailma ühtsuse sümboliks. Olen oma reisidel ümber maailma selgeks saanud, et inimesed ei näe praegu USA-d sellisena. Pole võimalik lehte lugedes või telerit vaadates mitte märgata, kuidas Euroopas meie praeguses suunas kaheldakse."

As I head to France for the next races, I would like to share with you my reflections from the past few days. I've received a tremendous amount of feedback, both positive and negative, about my recent CNN interview. The point that I was trying to articulate is that all Olympic athletes represent their nation as a whole, and are not representatives of their government or any specific political figure or party. None of us work tirelessly for years on end to compete in the Olympics on behalf of Democrats or Republicans. The Olympics are a non-political event, a chance for everyone to put aside their differences and be on the same "team.". That does not mean that Olympic athletes don't have political opinions. As an American, I am extremely proud that our great nation was founded on principals and ideals where citizens can express our opinions openly. It is a privilege that some others around the world don't have. I am proud to be an American, and I want our country to continue to be a symbol of hope, compassion, inclusion and world unity. My travels around the world have recently made clear that this is no longer how people view the United States. You cannot pick up a newspaper or turn on the TV in Europe without noticing how people are questioning our direction. It seems to me that we must lead with understanding and strive for unity in our relationships throughout the world. As for myself, my recent comments opened up my eyes as to how divided we are right now. It is hurtful to read comments where people are hoping I break my neck or that God is punishing me for being "anti-Trump." We need to find a way to put aside our differences and find common ground in communicating. Is it wrong to hope for a better world? All of this is much bigger than skiing and the Olympics. I am going to take the next two months to focus on what I can do and right now that is competing for my country. In doing that, I will be hoping that we Americans can still be that "shining city on a hill."

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