Manigault, a former reality television personality who briefly worked in the Trump administration before returning to reality television, made those comments on the show, "Big Brother: Celebrity Edition".
"I heard a lot of people, say "Adam Rippon should tone it down" and blah, blah, blah".
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. Rippon refused to meet with the Vice President, but Pence's team denies that the request for a meeting was ever made.
While Rippon downplayed at the press conference the chatter about him and Pence, he instead elaborated on being a role model for youth. In today's insane political climate, it's nice to be kind - even if we have different political views.
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But for Rippon, 28, it's being a role model for LGBT youth back home that's important to him - not making his time at the games about a lawmaker he vehemently opposes.
Both Rippon and Kenworthy have made it clear that they have no interest in chatting with the former in governor, who while running for Congress in 2000 posted a controversial comment on his campaign statement.
This meanwhile is the fourth major sports feud that the Trump administration has become embroiled in this year.
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Following their 2017 NBA Championship victory, The Golden State Warriors were slated to visit the White House, as they had done during the Obama administration in 2016.
Pence's press secretary Alyssa Farah responded to USA Today Sports, saying "The vice president is proud to lead the US delegation to the Olympics and support America's incredible athletes".
"Really? Then Perhaps you shouldn't have spent the past few weeks talking about him".
"I'm Christian, I love Jesus. We've said for some time that I think its important that we have. we are going to need to have some discussions that precede any form of negotiation". Adam Rippon's comments would have come and gone had VP not jumped in.
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