Tonya Harding Probably Would’ve Voted for Trump – If She Could Vote

Former Olympian was unable to cast ballot in 2016 because of felon status

Last Updated: January 24, 2018 @ 9:20 AM

We’re pretty sure Tonya Harding is a fan of President Donald Trump — a fan who wasn’t able to vote for him in the 2016 presidential election because she’s a felon.

Harding shared her political preferences during her interview with journalist Taffy Brodesser-Akner on Wednesday’s episode of the New York Times “The Daily” podcast.

Harding said she “chooses not to vote.” However, Akner noted while talking to host Michael Barbaro that Harding cannot participate in elections, because she’s a felon, but that she is a conservative who “would’ve voted for Trump.” “We need a change,” Harding said.

The story notes how Harding was called “white trash” during her time as a competitive ice skater. The insults continued when rival Nancy Kerrigan was bashed in the knee right before the 1994 Winter Olympics. Harding’s ex-husband Jeff Gillooly planned the attack. The skater initially said she did not know anything prior to the attack, and after the Olympics, she pled guilty to hindering the prosecution. Harding was banned for life from the U.S. Figure Skating Association.

The former Olympian has been in the limelight coinciding with the release of the biographical film about her, “I, Tonya,” starring Margot Robbie as Harding. On Thursday night, ABC broadcast the special “Truth and Lies: The Tonya Harding Story.” Harding was recently profiled by the New York Times, and attended the 2018 Golden Globe Awards earlier this month with Robbie and co-star Allison Janney and the filmmakers.