Swimmer appears to dodge Donald Trump as he tries to kiss her ...
A swimmer has been filmed appearing to dodge Donald Trump's attempt to embrace her on stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
Riley Gaines, a former University of Kentucky swimmer who has been critical of University Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas, who is trans, for competing in the women’s division, was welcomed on stage by the controversial former president where they shook hands. But as it looked like he was leaning in to kiss her on the cheek as a greeting, she appeared to flinch and move away.
\u201cTrump calls swimmer Riley Gaines up on stage and tries to give her a kiss. She flinches and pulls away.\u201d
— Ron Filipkowski \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6 (@Ron Filipkowski \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6)
Onstage, Gaines continued her criticism of trans rights and trans women competing with cisgendered women in sport and said it “takes a brain, common sense, and fifth grade biology-level understanding to realise this is blatantly unfair.”