College swimmer Riley Gaines has fired back at the media for claiming that she dodged a kiss from President Donald Trump after he called her onstage during his CPAC speech.
Gaines is a former college swimmer for the University of Kentucky.
She recently spoke out against rules that allow biological male transgender athletes to compete in female sports.
After she appeared onstage during Trump’s speech, the media claimed that Gaines felt “uncomfortable” in the 45th president’s company.
The swimmer has responded by shooting down those claims as “propaganda.”
In a post on Instagram, Gaines blasted the media for pushing a false narrative:
“What an honor to be called to share a stage with the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump.
“Less than a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
“Pro-woman & pro-fairness is not anti-trans.
“I truly can’t even believe this is a topic for debate.
“It’s simple. Women should not be forced to share a changing space & compete against males with biological advantages that will never be completely diminished regardless of hormones taken.
“If you’re delusional enough to think fairness for women is considered transphobic, you’re simply misogynistic.
“Also worth noting that this is a prime example of the left media pushing propaganda to fit their narrative.
“In no way, shape, or form did I ‘dodge a kiss’ from Trump nor was I uncomfortable on that stage with him at any point in time.
“I slightly turned my head so I could hear what he was saying to me.
“Proof that not everything you read is factual.
“But keep clutching at straws, it’s almost comical,” she said.