Gay Winter Olympic hopeful would skip a visit to the White House

Gus Kenworthy, right, and Matthew Wilka at the ESPYS 2017 in Los Angeles. Photo by Jordan Strauss, Invision AP.

The Golden State Warriors aren’t the only ones opting to skip a White House visit. Freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy said he would decline an invitation to visit the White House if they make the 2018 U.S. Winter Olympics team.

"I have no interest in going. That’s a super small form of protest, but I didn’t vote for this administration. I am not standing by any of the policies that they’re enforcing and things that they’re doing," Kenworthy said at an event in Utah for prospective U.S. Olympic team athletes.

“I don’t think I’m competing for our administration. I think I’m competing for our country. I love our country. I love that our country is one that has the freedom to protest, the freedom to stand up for what you believe in and stand up for it.”

Kenmore has openly supported the protesting NFL players’ right to kneel during the national anthem.

For more information on the NFL player protest:
President's criticisms spark more protests at NFL games

Athletes are showing solidarity on social media with their colleagues protesting this administration.

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