A Team USA figure skater said Thursday that he would not go to the White House because he wouldn’t be “welcome there” since he is gay.
Adam Rippon, 28, the first openly gay figure skater to compete in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, claims that would not feel welcome at the White House due to Trump’s LGBTQ policies, he told the BBC.
“I don’t think somebody like me would be welcome there,” said Rippon. “I know what it’s like to go into a room and feel like you’re not wanted.” Rippon also claimed that he was also bullied when he was younger due to his sexuality.
Press Sec. Sarah Sanders Shut Down Olympic Skier Lindsey Vonn!
Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn recently got some publicity for a snide comment she made about President Trump.
Vonn stated that while she would represent her country in the winter olympic games, she would not represent President Trump.
Press Secretary Sanders reminded Vonn what her and the President's roles are in their own careers.
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Winter Olympics US Gold Medalist Does Not Want To Represent President Trump
Four time Winter Olympics Gold Medalist Lindsey Vonn tells CNN, she will represent the country but not President Trump.
(CNN) A number of US athletes have spoken out against Donald Trump during his presidency -- and skier Lindsey Vonn has become the latest to have her say.
Targeting Olympic gold at February's Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, Vonn is currently in St. Moritz, Switzerland, where she spoke passionately about what it means to compete for the US ski team.
"Well I hope to represent the people of the United States, not the president," Vonn told CNN's Alpine Edge.
The 33-year-old Vonn is getting ready for the final act of a long and illustrious career.
As well as competing for a second Olympic gold medal in South Korea, she is attempting to break the all-time record of 86 World Cup victories held by Ingemar Stenmark since 1989.
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BREAKING: USA Olympic Gymnast Lays Blame For Sexual Abuse Claims!
USA Olympic Gold Medalist Aly Raisman blames the USA Gymnastics program for alleged sexual abuse by one of the team's doctors.
From The NY Post:
Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman said she was “innocent” and thought the USA Gymnastics doctor she accused of sexually abusing her for years “was just looking out for me.”
“I was just really innocent. I didn’t really know. You know, you don’t think that of someone. … I trusted him,” Raisman told CBS’ “60 Minutes” in an interview aired on Sunday.
Raisman, 23, said she thought team doctor Larry Nassar, who spent nearly 30 years with the organization and began treating her when she was just 15, was providing medical care.
“I didn’t know anything differently. We were told he is the best doctor. He’s the United States Olympic doctor and the USA Gymnastics doctor, and we were very lucky we were able to see him,” she said.
The gold medalist said she had no idea that Nassar, who has also been accused of sexual abuse by McKayla Maroney, Raisman’s teammate from the 2012 London games, gained their trust by building an emotional bond with the athletes.
“He would always bring me, you know, desserts or gifts. He would buy me little things. So I really thought he was a nice person. I really thought he was looking out for me,” she told CBS.
Raisman said she came forward about Nassar to warn others to always be on guard.
“I want people to know just because someone is nice to you and just because everyone is saying they’re the best person, it does not make it okay for them to ever make you uncomfortable. Ever,” she said.
More than 130 women have accused Nassar of sexual assault.
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