You won’t be seeing these faces at the White House next month.
The U.S. Olympic team will be visiting the White House April 27th, but four sad members with Trump Derangement Syndrome announced they won’t accept an invite.
“No. I have no desire to go to the White House,” the 28-year-old openly gay figure skater and outspoken critic of Vice President Mike Pence told the Daily Mail in February. “But I would like to do something to help my community. I have kind of spoken out a lot and I’d like to do something positive and not just stay at home.”
Rippon said he would instead probably host an event to highlight his campaign against homophobia and support for gay rights.
Rippon received a bronze medal as part of the team figure skating event in Pyeongchang.
Vonn told CNN in December she would “absolutely not” accept an invitation from President Trump to visit the White House, adding that she hoped to represent the “people of the United States, not the president” at the Olympics.
“I want to represent our country well, and I don’t think there are a lot of people currently in our government that do that,” she said at the time.
Vonn won bronze in women’s downhill skiing during the 2018 Olympic Games.
“When we have people elected into office that believe in conversion therapy and are trying to strip trans rights in the military and do these things that are directly attacking the LGBT community, I have no patience,” the 26-year-old freestyle skier told CBS This Morning in January.
Ahead of the 2018 Olympics, Kenworthy called Pence a bad fit to lead the Olympic delegation during a Feb. 5. appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”
Kenworthy described the vice president as someone “that’s directly attacked the LGBTQ community.”
Kenworthy, didn’t win a medal, and he tweeted that a broken thumb would prevent him from shaking hands with Pence.
The male figure skater has said on the record that he wouldn’t go to the White House after the Olympics, USA Today reported in September.
Chen won a bronze medal in the team figure skating event in Pyeongchang, South Korea, this year.
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(H/T Fox News)