Donald Trump Jr. goes after Olympic skater Adam Rippon on Twitter

U.S. Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon made headlines yesterday when he offered in a press conference, “I think right now the Olympics are about Olympic competition and the athletes involved. I don't want it to distract from them, and I don't want my Olympic experience to be about Mike Pence.”

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But the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., decided to take Rippon to task via Twitter, saying that he’s the one who made it about Pence.

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However, Trump Jr.’s statement about the Vice President is false. Pence tweeted directly at Rippon on Feb. 7, saying not to mention a meeting the VP allegedly attempted to set up with the skater before the games began. Pence denied requesting this meeting last week.

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While Rippon himself has yet to respond to Trump Jr.’s tweet, many of his fans flocked to his defense.

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