eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Gay Winter Olympian Adam Rippon makes dramatic U-turn on Mike PenceWinter Olympics 2018: Adam Rippon nailed his debut Olympic performanceVice President Mike Pence tweets gay Olympian Adam RipponRead the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/donald-trump-jr-adam-rippon-twitter/ GAYSTARNEWS- Rippon is always sure to thank his haters. | Photo: Twitter @adaripp The skater’s criticism of Pence stems from the Vice President’s anti-LGBTQ beliefs. Goldberg said an openly gay athlete like Rippon shouldn’t have to converse with someone like Pence.‘I think it would be like asking a Jewish person to sit down and understand where the Nazi is coming from,’ she explained.[embedded content]While the Olympian can’t seem to escape the politics, even while competing on a world stage, he doesn’t seem to be letting it bother him. After all, he did recently earn his first medal. He’s also expected to compete in the men’s competition over the next two days.He hasn’t directly responded either to Trump Jr. or Goldberg’s comments, but he did respond to comedian Ike Barinholtz’s take. pic.twitter.com/RzvZMkuKze— Adam Rippon (@Adaripp) February 14, 2018He also tweeted about Valentine’s Day.And what a great tweet it is.With everything going on in the media about me this Valentine’s Day I don’t want people to get distracted and forget how beautiful I am (on the outside)— Adam Rippon (@Adaripp) February 14, 2018 Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Unprompted, Donald Trump Jr. took to Twitter on Tuesday (13 February) and called out US figure skater Adam Rippon. He criticized the athlete for speaking about Vice President Mike Pence, after Rippon said he didn’t want his first Olympics experience to be defined by Pence.Really? Then Perhaps you shouldn’t have spent the past few weeks talking about him. I haven’t heard him mention you once??? https://t.co/8lcCsoyBsq— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 14, 2018The junior Trump said the athlete shouldn’t have talked about Pence. Then he added he hasn’t heard Pence talk about Rippon once.Of course, Pence has mentioned Rippon.He tweeted about the skater the week the Olympics began. According to reports, his office also tried to set up a meeting with him, which Rippon turned down.Many people quickly pointed out Trump Jr.’s mistake. Others pointed out his father has yet to wish any luck to the athletes competing.Like a Jew meeting a NaziMeanwhile, Whoopi Goldberg defended Rippon on a recent episode of The View.
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