February 14, 2018 at 1:28 pm EDT | by Mariah Cooper
Donald Trump Jr. slams Adam Rippon over feud with Pence
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Donald Trump, Jr. (Photo by Gage Skidmore; courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

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???”

The tweet surprised some people as Pence directly tweeted Rippon at the start of the Olympic games.


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