Skip to main content

Watch: Gulbis praises Trump in RNC speech

Getty Images


LPGA veteran Natalie Gulbis spoke Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, and praised Donald Trump, who she credits for much of her personal success since meeting him in 2005.

With the Republican presidential nominee's help, Gulbis said she was able to achieve her dream of opening the Natalie Gulbis, Boys and Girls Club. She also shared some advice she had gotten from Trump over the years on the topic of gender inequality:

"In response to my frustrations about being treated unfairly as a woman, he adamantly rejected the notion … and instead, offered me a simple idea that changed my life forever: 'Never fear challenging the status quo.' He encouraged me to think of myself not as a female athlete, but as a business person." said Gulbis. "In everything you do, be fearless, he reminded me. Be fearless.

"As an athlete, fearlessness came natural to me; but as a business woman, I faced challenges that weren’t always on a level playing field. Even today, I face challenges and Donald remains a consistent voice encouraging me to stand up to gender injustices and to 'lean in' to any professional challenge that comes my way."

Gulbis, as she does with most aspects of her life, documented her trip to the Republican National Convention on Instagram:

we're off to the convention. #rnc2016

A photo posted by Natalie Gulbis (@nataliegulbis) on