Donald Trump Jr. is weighing in on the feud between out U.S. Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon and Vice President Mike Pence.
Rippon, who helped Team USA secure bronze this week, is currently competing at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Before heading to the Olympics, Rippon commented that he didn’t agree with Pence leading the U.S. delegation during the opening ceremony. He also said he would not want to meet Pence at the pre-opening ceremony.
Rippon told CNN that he still stands by his comments but wants to just focus on the competition right now.
“I have no problem about what I’ve said because I stand by it, but I think right now the Olympics are about Olympic competition,” Rippon told CNN.
Trump Jr. responded to the interview tweeting, “Really? Then Perhaps you shouldn’t have spent the past few weeks talking about him. I haven’t heard him mention you once???”
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, 2018
The tweet surprised some people as Pence directly tweeted Rippon at the start of the Olympic games.
Hey, Don…It’s really not like you to get your facts wrong…What would your father say about you spreading FAKE NEWS? SAD! pic.twitter.com/yngPsDhTFj
— Eoin O’Callaghan (@EoinOCallaghan) February 14, 2018
Mike Pence tweeted about him explicitly.
— C (@c_f_392) February 14, 2018
Remember when you and your family said to keep politics out of sports? Oh wait! That’s when it fits your agenda. Leave Rippon alone JR
— ginny allee (@Crazyginny) February 14, 2018
You not paying attention isn't exactly news. But here ya go: https://t.co/nEa20WvetD
— Beth Gould (@ABGEsquire) February 14, 2018