But Trump Jr began a Twitter war with the Olympic hero when he said: ‘“Really?
Then Perhaps you shouldn’t have spent the past few weeks talking about him. ’ Actually Pence did mention him on February 7 on Twitter.
’He then directed a message at Rippon personally quoting his Twitter handle.
Mr Pence added: ‘@Adaripp I want you to know we are FOR YOU. I am proud of you and ALL OF OUR GREAT athletes and my only hope for you and all of #Team USA is to bring home the gold. ’ Rippon said: ‘I have definitely gotten a lot of attention over the last few days.
Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu, 23, topped the rankings in qualifying.