But Rippon added: "I don't want my Olympic experience to be about Mike Pence".
A brief perusal of Rippon's Twitter page show GIFs of him shoulder-dancing in a sparkly unitard (#FridayMood, ) pics of him posed saucily in a shower, naked from the waist down, and a couple of selfies with renowned drag queens who he credits as his inspiration, in part.
"It's been pretty fun, though", said video game Rippon. "Mike Pence doesn't stand for anything that I really believe in".
Right now, it's a blast.More news: Vanessa Trump Taken to Hospital as Precaution
Weir and Lipinsky were not the only ones impressed with Rippon's performance, which earned the US eight points in the team event, keeping them in the hunt for a medal.
He goes to press conferences where microphones are put in front of his face, happy to answer any question.
When Pence attempted to arrange a meeting to talk to Rippon, Rippon said he wouldn't speak with Pence.
"I'm gonna go to Target, and I'm gonna get a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc Oyster Bay, with the twist top". "The other day I was joking to one of my friends".More news: GM to Close a South Korean Plant in May
Rippon became the first openly gay figure skater to make the U.S. Olympic team.
It's the same sense of humor he uses to approach everything in his life, even here, where the stakes are the highest and any lapse in concentration means the difference between standing on the medal podium and going home empty handed. With his openness and his self-discovery came a more daring approach. Not only did he win bronze earlier this week, but he also has gained worldwide attention and endeared himself to many with his sense of humor and outgoing personality. "When I was able to marry everything together, that's when everything fell into place". "It's hazy, but I remember our conversation as being a 'Hey, I'm Adam Rippon!".
David Raith, executive director of U.S. Figure Skating, told the Times that Gold's eating disorder "opens our eyes to what more we could do. But more than that, my mom has always taught me to stand up for what I believe in, and that has given my skating a greater objective", Rippon said. It's incredibly powerful, this platform that you can have at the Olympic Games. After where we were four years ago it's too weird, but it's so cool. There have been a lot of stories written about that including the vice president's involvement.More news: Lexus has 99 problems but dependability ain't one