Skier Gus Kenworthy jabs Mike Pence with tweet
Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy is no fan of vice president Mike Pence.
In a tweet sent on Thursday, Kenworthy revealed that he broke his thumb the day before in practice but said that he was still very much planning to compete. He also joked that the injury would keep him from having to shake Pence’s hand.
Broke my thumb yesterday in practice. It won't stop me from competing (obvi) but it does prevent me from shaking Pence's hand so… Silver linings! Will be giving my teammates (and literally everyone else) an enthusiastic "thumbs up!" of encouragement the rest of the trip. pic.twitter.com/XylPPGAq9P
— Gus Kenworthy (@guskenworthy) February 15, 2018
Kenworthy, who is openly gay, is scheduled to compete in slopestyle skiing over the weekend. He also won silver in slopestyle at the 2014 Sochi Games.
Meanwhile, Pence, who is known for his anti-LGBT views, is in PyeongChang to support the United States teams. Kenworthy is not the only Olympian who has taken issue with the vice president at this year’s games either.