Donald Trump Tweets that VP-Elect was “Harassed” by Hamilton Cast, Actor Responds
Vice President-elect Mike Pence decided to venture to Broadway on Friday night to attend a showing of the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton.” Mr. Pence was booed by those in attendance and even received a message from cast member Brandon Victor Dixon:
“Vice President-elect Pence, we welcome you, and we truly thank you for joining us here at ‘Hamilton: An American Musical.’ We really do. We, sir, we are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us, our planet, our children, our parents, or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights, sir. But we truly hope this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and work on behalf of all of us. All of us. Again, we truly thank you truly for (sharing) this show, this wonderful American story told by a diverse group of men and women of different colors, creeds and orientations.”
If you expected President-elect Donald Trump to take the criticism in the stride, you haven’t been paying much attention for the last year and a half. In typical Trump fashion, he took to twitter to criticize and shame Mr. Dixon.
“Our wonderful future V.P. Mike Pence was harassed last night at the theater by the cast of Hamilton, cameras blazing.This should not happen!” tweeted earlier Saturday morning.
Minutes later, in another tweet, he demanded an apology from the cast:
“The Theater must always be a safe and special place.The cast of Hamilton was very rude last night to a very good man, Mike Pence. Apologize!”
Mr. Dixon wasn’t intimidated by the soon to be president and responded with a tweet himself. “@realDonaldTrump conversation is not harassment sir. And I appreciate @mike_pence for stopping to listen,” Dixon tweeted.