Gay Olympic skater Adam Rippon went out of his way to insult Vice President Mike Pence early on in the Olympics. He said he wouldn’t take a phone call from Pence. Now he has changed his mind but it’s too late. His PR team must have figured out what a dumb move it was to insult Pence.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Olympian Adam Rippon: I would now answer Mike Pence’s phone call
U.S. figure skater Adam Rippon — the first openly gay U.S. athlete to compete in the Winter Olympics — said he would now accept a call from Vice President Mike Pence.
“I was offered a phone call with the vice president that I decided not to take before the games,” Rippon told the “Today” show. “I didn’t take the phone call because I needed to focus on the competition.”
But Rippon says now he would “totally” take the phone call.
Rippon has been critical of Pence during the Olympics, claiming that the vice president backs “gay conversion therapy.” Pence’s office has refuted that claim.
Watch the video:
“Mike Pence doesn’t stand for anything that I was taught when I grew up, and I think that it’s important if you’re given the platform to speak up for those who don’t have a voice.” @Adaripp tells @craigmelvin pic.twitter.com/w3No1ksMq4
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) February 23, 2018
The damage has been done. He chose poorly.