U.S Olympic freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy made a jab at Ivanka Trump during the closing ceremonies at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.
During the closing ceremonies, Kenworthy showed his excitement to be a part of Team USA at the 2018 Winter Olympics and he also took the time to blast Ivanka Trump on Twitter by questioning why she bothered to visit.
“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," Kenworthy tweeted as Team USA prepared to walk out during the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Games.
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“Well... Everyone except Ivanka. 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
Kenworthy’s tweet quickly went viral and was ‘liked’ more than 50,000 times.
Gus Kenworthy Twitter reactions
Christ. Who cares that's she's there. It's the Olympics. There are a lot of people there.— Theresa Lundy (@TheresaMarie16) February 25, 2018
Ivanka has the right to go where ever she wants just like you have the right to say whatever you want. There’s gotta be more memories about your experience than that surely.— Jessica (@BABYJ78) February 25, 2018
probably selling condos or state secrets— Flamboyant Magazine (@FlamboyantMag) February 25, 2018
Others decided to blast Kenworthy and criticized him for finishing in 12th place at the Olympics.
US skier Gus Kenworthy criticized Ivanka Trump’s presence at the Olympics and tweeted “What the F is she doing here?” In his event, Gus finished a miserable 12th. Too bad he didn’t know what HE was doing there.— On A Ledge Somewhere (@LedgeSomewhere) February 25, 2018
Wow big words Gus for a guy who didn’t even earn a medal. Wtf were you doing there?? #LiberalLogic— America First (@teacherfortrump) February 26, 2018
Given your dreadful performance, the real question sir is what TF where you doing there?— Darren Hunter (@darren_hunter1) February 25, 2018
Bobsledder and silver medalist Lauren Gibbs had a different reaction to Ivanka Trump’s visit to the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. Gibbs had the opportunity to meet with Ivanka Trump and let Trump wear her medal as they posed for photos during the meeting.
Ivanka Trump and Team USA bobsledder Lauren Gibbs pose for photos at the 2018 Winter Olympics. Credit: Getty Images
In a tweet that was later deleted, Gibbs wrote: “It’s important to remember that we don’t have to agree on everything to get a long, be civil to each other and enjoy eacth other’s company.”
A medal winner with class 👇🏻♥️🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/P1fzGFHxQj— Christy (@IMNERHO) February 26, 2018
Why was Ivanka Trump at the 2018 Winter Olympics?
President Trump’s oldest daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump traveled to PyeongChang, South Korea to head the U.S delegation during the 2018 Winter Olympics closing ceremony. During the trip, she had the opportunity to meet and dine with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and greeted athletes from Team USA on Sunday before the closing ceremony.
Both Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have received harsh criticism for their visits to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. Pence received backlash for being seated next to Kim Yo-jong, the sister of North Korean president Kim Jong-un, during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics.