Twitter’s new favorite person, Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon, found himself in a situation on Wednesday that played out as so many Twitter spats have before: Get criticized, get defended, joke around after with your friends.

Except this time the criticism was coming from the president’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr. — who issued the snarky tweet just two days after his wife was hospitalized for opening an envelope containing a suspicious white powder.

And the jokes? They were coming from Hollywood’s Josh Charles and Mindy Kaling, among others. (Reese Witherspoon has already made her feelings about Rippon known.)

The Twitter thread started Wednesday morning with a post from actor Ike Barinholtz, who was responding to Trump Jr., who himself was responding to a quote from Rippon that the skater didn’t “want my Olympic experience being about Mike Pence.”

(Rippon, the first openly gay man to compete for Team USA at the Winter Olympics, traded words with the vice president in recent weeks over Pence’s anti-LGBT politics.)

Tweeting a link to an article with Rippon’s latest quote, Trump Jr. wrote, “Really? Then Perhaps you shouldn’t have spent the past few weeks …read more



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