By Aidan McLaughlin. Gus Kenworthy, one of the first openly gay U.S. Olympians, took a swipe at Ivanka Trump on Twitter over the first daughter’s appearance at the Winter Games.
The Olympics silver medalist skier issued a tweet on the Closing Ceremony, noting he was proud of his fellow competitors representing the U.S. at the games.
“Everyone except Ivanka,” Kenworthy wrote. “Honestly, tf is she doing here??”
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
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Olympic Skier Gus Kenworthy Slammed for Criticizing Ivanka Trump
By Tyler McCarthy. . .Almost immediately, the tweet received some praise as well as some serious backlash as Twitter users pulled no punches to mock him for underperforming at the games and getting too political.
“Didn’t you finish last or in the bottom half of most of our ski competitions? I believe you did. Perhaps you should practice more on making yourself better and leave the political commentary to the experts,” one Twitter user wrote. . .
Didn't you finish last or in the bottom half of most of our ski competitions? I believe you did. Perhaps you should practice more on making yourself better and leave the political commentary to the experts.
— bryan crabtree (@bryancrabtree) February 25, 2018
Given your dreadful performance, the real question sir is what TF where you doing there?
— Darren Hunter (@darren_hunter1) February 25, 2018
Ivanka Trump arrived in South Korea on Feb. 23 to lead the U.S. presidential delegation to the games for the closing ceremony. She also met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in about possible diplomatic talks with North Korea.
Kenworthy, despite a disappointing showcase in Pyeongchang, became a bit of a viral sensation in 2018 after posting an image that went viral of himself kissing his boyfriend, Matthew Wilkas, before a qualifying run that was broadcast on NBC. (Read more from “Olympic Skier Gus Kenworthy Slammed for Criticizing Ivanka Trump” HERE)