U.S. Olympic Skier Slams Ivanka For Being Allowed To Lead At Closing Ceremony

President Donald Trump’s selection of his own daughter Ivanka to lead the U.S. Olympic delegation at the closing ceremony is not going over very well.

Ivanka arrived in South Korea for the last days of the Winter Olympic Games earlier this week.

She watched several of the last competitive events and met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

“I’m so excited to be here. It’s just so incredibly inspiring. It’s been an amazing couple of days, and such an honor and privilege to be here with our allies in South Korea and celebrate all that we’ve accomplished as a culture, a society economically and, of course, in sport.”

But the controversial First Daughter’s participation in the closing ceremony is not exactly thrilling U.S. athletes, especially freeslope skier Gus Kenworthy.

Kenworthy, who is openly gay, wondered why Ivanka was chosen to lead the closing ceremony delegation when she clearly hasn’t earned it.

Indeed, Ivanka was handed a White House job on a silver platter by her father not long after he took office despite her not having any government experience whatsoever. She also works in her father’s business empire. Unlike Olympic athletes who have worked hard their entire lives to reach the pinnacle of their sport by earning a chance to compete at the Olympics, Ivanka has never had to work hard for anything.

Also, the fact that Ivanka remains complicit in her daddy’s anti-LGBT agenda despite claiming to support LGBT rights probably irritates Kenworthy as well.

Kenworthy had previously taken a shot at the Trump administration after the Russian hockey team won gold.

Gushing over his choice to send Ivanka to lead the delegation, Trump tweeted:

However, there are a lot of worthy public servants who would have been far better choices to represent the United States at the closing ceremony.

For instance, Trump could have selected Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.), who as a war hero and longtime public servant. He would have been a patriotic and honorable choice. Instead, Trump attacked McCain at CPAC and got the crowd to boo him.

If former President Obama had sent one of his daughters to lead an Olympic delegation, conservatives would have accused him of nepotism. They would have whined about the Obama daughters being unqualified.

But conservatives have no problem with Ivanka being chosen for such an honor, despite the fact that a White House position was created just for her and she did not have to go through a confirmation process nor be elected to a position by the people. By picking Ivanka, Trump is trying to make the Olympics all about him and his family instead of what it’s really about: the concept of international cooperation and goodwill that Trump rejects in favor of an isolationist agenda.

Featured Image By The White House Via Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain.