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Mike Pence Denies Reported Snub by Olympic Figure Skater Adam Rippon

HeadlineFeb 09, 2018
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Meanwhile, the Vice President’s Office is denying that Mike Pence offered to meet with openly gay U.S. men’s figure skater Adam Rippon but called off the meeting when Rippon refused—calling a report in USA Today “fake news.” The report was authored by journalist Christine Brennan, who spoke on ”PBS NewsHour” about her recent interview with Adam Rippon.

Christine Brennan: “I talked to him about many things, including Mike Pence being the delegation leader for the U.S. at the opening ceremonies. And Adam Rippon said that—he goes, 'Mike Pence, the same Mike Pence who funded gay conversion therapy?' He said, ’I’m not buying it,’ and was very critical of Pence and President Trump.”

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