Rippon has not commented on Trump Jr.'s tweet. "Resources should be directed toward those institutions which provide assistance to those seeking to change their sexual behavior" Pence stated in regards to the Ryan White Care Act.
He was tagged in an Instagram picture with skier Gus Kenworthy with the caption "Eat your heart out, Pence".
When Pence attempted to arrange a meeting to talk to Rippon, Rippon said he wouldn't speak with Pence. "We see the world through very different veneers".
Rippon, who is gay, was part of the US team that won bronze in the team figure skating Monday, but has repeatedly been quizzed by reporters in Pyeongchang, South Korea, about comments he made that apparently criticized Pence.
Since winning the bronze medal in team figure skating and becoming America's early darling of the games, Rippon has tried to distance himself from the early narrative.
And Rippon, who is based in Los Angeles, has no plans to quiet down.
That line has dogged Pence ever since, despite his claims that they are false. Hostin asked. "How is the Trump administration a values-driven administration?"
She continued, "Wasn't he the guy who walked out of the football game because people were kneeling and not standing?"
President Trump also rescinded a White House invite to Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors around this same time.
Despite insisting in a press conference that he didn't want his "Olympic experience being about Mike Pence," the issue will not go away and a tweet Tuesday night from Donald Trump Jr., the president's son, fanned the flames again.
Manigault called Pence "scary" because "he thinks Jesus is telling him to say things".
"The point is, no pressure comes off until they are actually doing something that the alliance believes represents a meaningful step toward denuclearization", Pence told the newspaper. Adam Rippon's comments would have come and gone had VP not jumped in.