Adam Rippon Dismisses Mike Pence’s Support — ‘I Don’t Believe It’

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Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon continues to go after Vice President Mike Pence.

Rippon, who is openly gay, said that Pence’s tweet about supporting him was “almost disingenuous.”


“The conversation — I really don’t have anything personally to say to Mike Pence,” Rippon said. “The conversation isn’t for me. It’s for people whose lives have been changed by legislation that he’s pushed. Before the opening ceremonies, he tweeted at me and he said I want you to know that I’m for you and I’m for all the Olympians, which I think that’s great. But I don’t believe it, because when I go home, are you still for me?” (RELATED: NBC Hires Adam Rippon To Serve As Commentator For Remainder Of Winter Olympics)

“Are you still for other LGBTQ Americans? Are you still for that trans man or woman that wants to join the military? Are you still for that lesbian couple that wants to get married? That’s where I feel like the tweet is almost disingenuous.”

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