"TF?!?" Gus Kenworthy Tweets His Disapproval Of Ivanka Trump's Appearance At the Olympics Closing Ceremony
Ivanka Trump attended the closing ceremony at the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, as a representative of her father’s administration, but not everyone in attendance was thrilled to see the daughter of President Donald Trump at the ceremony.
No negative energy needed
One such person was British-born U.S. skier Gus Kenworthy, who took to Twitter to share his pride in being part of this year’s games while wondering what Ivanka was even doing there.
Kenworthy and figure skater Adam Rippon are the first openly gay Olympians in the U.S., and both criticized Vice President Mike Pence for his anti-LGBTQ views and for being the head of the U.S. delegation for the opening ceremony.
Adam Rippon was also blasted by Donald Trump Jr. for his opinions, so when Ivanka Trump attended the Olympics 2018 closing ceremony, they had just one question to ask.
So proud of all these people! Everybody here has worked so hard to make it to the Olympics and have the opportunity to walk in the closing ceremony! Well... Everyone except Ivanka. Honestly, tf is she doing here?? pic.twitter.com/sfJKi0VTDb
— Gus Kenworthy (@guskenworthy) February 25, 2018
The Twitter buzz
Kenworthy’s social media post received some replies from both ends of the political spectrum, with some Twitter users taking their shots at the president’s 36-year-old daughter.
probably selling condos or state secrets
— Flamboyant Magazine (@FlamboyantMag) February 25, 2018
See won a free trip from a corrupt administration
— Rhett Tougeaux (@rhetttougeaux) February 25, 2018
Mishandling most classified information without total security clearance, doing sweatshop business for her line, being the poster girl for nepotism, etc. Take your pick.
— Cortney Miller (@CortneyMiller22) February 25, 2018
The answer is simple, Gus.... pic.twitter.com/ssMMrDE2kG
— Wunderkammer (@bercbon4) February 25, 2018
However, there was no shortage of Twitter users who slammed Kenworthy for his comments, with some pointing out they’re not representative of the spirit of the Winter Games.
Keep your liberal politics out of the games.
— Robert E. Rose Jr. (@RobertERoseJr1) February 25, 2018
She has every right to be there as a rep to the President. I bet you didn't say one word when anyone from the Obama Administration attended past Olympics. It's hateful stuff like this that keeps this country divided.
— Chris Kowitz (@themancalledroy) February 25, 2018
Representing all Americans, because that is what the Olympics is about. You?
— Scott Fridinger (@JustGreatMagic) February 25, 2018
Why did Ivanka attend again?
The elder daughter of U.S. President Donald Trump is watching the closing ceremony in the same box as South Korean President Moon Jae-In and top North Korean official Kim Yong Chol. She has said the purpose of her visit is to advocate maximum pressure on North Korea to halt its nuclear program.
Kenworthy earlier made headlines when he shared a televised kiss with his boyfriend after his Olympic run.
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