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Mike Pence Sent a Tweet to Gay Olympian Adam Rippon, But It's Just Another Insult


The vice president says he supports the out athlete, but none of his actions demonstrate that.

After gay figure skater Adam Rippon -- heading to South Korea to compete in the Olympics for the U.S. -- publicly criticized homophobic Mike Pence, the situation has escalated.

Rippon recently gave an inteview where he said Pence, heading up the American delegation at the Olympics, doesn't represent his values. The VP then tried to set up a call with the athlete, but Rippon wasn't interested. Pence couldn't let it go, tweeting the following on Wednesday.

As many pointed out, Pence may talk the talk when it comes to supporting athletes like Rippon, but there's nothing to back up his words. As part of the Trump administration -- and before as a congressman and governor of Indiana -- Pence has pushed an extreme anti-LGBT agenda. Pence's policies have led to a dismantling of LGBT rights, where trans students lost governmental protections, trans service members were nearly kicked out of the military (only saved by successful lawsuits), and Trump and Pence's Justice Department argued for businesses to be able to deny service to LGBT customers. Pence's animosity to LGBT people is so intense that Trump reportedly said, when it came to gays, Pence wanted to "hang them all."

Here's how people responded to Pence's olive branch:

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