Gus Kenworthy shades Ivanka Trump in closing ceremony tweet

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Olympian Gus Kenworthy wasn’t happy that Ivanka Trump was in attendance with Team USA at the closing ceremony for the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Kenworthy, who came in 12th place for the men’s freestyle skiing event, shared his opinion in a tweet that praised Team USA but questioned Trump’s presence.

“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??” Kenworthy tweeted.

While some people agreed with Kenworthy, others weren’t pleased at the jab.

Kenworthy also praised his new friendship with fellow Olympian Adam Rippon in a sarcastic tweet.

“Two weeks ago, at opening ceremonies, we met and a friendship began. Today, at closing ceremonies, it ends. @Adaripp, please stop calling me. You’re honestly starting to get v clingy and I can’t anymore,” Kenworthy joked.

Kenworthy and Rippon met for the first time at the Winter Olympics after finding out they both shared the honor of being openly gay athletes competing at the games. Kenworthy has said that he and Rippon “will be friends for life.”

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