Despite taking shots at Mike Pence over his LGBT views, gay United States Olympic skater Adam Rippon said at a press conference in Pyeongchang, South Korea Tuesday that he did not want his Olympic experience to be about the vice president.
“I have no problem talking about what I’ve said because I stand by it, but I think right now the Olympics are about Olympic competition and the athletes involved,” Rippon told reporters.
“I don’t want to distract from their experience,” he added. “And I don’t want my Olympic experience to be about Mike Pence.”- READ MORE
United States figure skater Adam Rippon has no interest in visiting the White House.
Rippon, the first openly gay athlete selected to represent Team USA in the Winter Olympics, told the Daily Mail he wouldn’t go to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The reason, he said, is “to support my community.”
“I have no desire to go to the White House,” the 28-year-old athlete said. “But I would like to do something to help my community.”