Trump Says Pence Was ‘Harassed’ by Hamilton Cast and Theater Should be ‘Safe and Special Place’


hamilton-casteditedFollowing Vice President-elect Mike Pence being booed while attending a performance of Hamilton, and the cast addressing Pence regarding the concerns over discrimination by the Trump administration, President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter to complain about the cast’s actions.

Claiming that Pence was harassed and that the cast was very rude to him, Trump sent the following tweets this morning:

Now, for the record, star Brandon Dixon told the audience not to boo when he gave his message to Pence at the end of the show. He also thanked the VP-elect for attending and told him that many people were anxious about the incoming administration.

“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,” the Hamilton actor stated. “But we truly hope that this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and to work on behalf of all of us.”

After news of the booing and the cast’s message to Pence spread, CNN’s Don Lemon held a panel discussion on it. It was noted that the actor currently portraying Alexander Hamilton is gay and HIV-positive, leading Lemon to mention that Pence is no friend to the gay community.

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