At a Friday evening performance of Hamilton at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York, the cast gave an impassioned speech to Vice President-Elect Mike Pence, who was in the audience that night. One person who didn’t take too kindly to this was President-Elect Donald Trump, who said the cast should apologize because he believes Pence was “harassed.”
After the performance, members of the Hamilton cast took to the stage for their curtain call. They weren’t oblivious Pence was in the audience, thanks to the chorus of boos and cheers before the performance began, and they took this as an opportunity to address him. Actor Brandon Victor Dixon, who plays Aaron Burr, told the vice president-elect he hoped viewing this show inspired him to “uphold our American values and work on the behalf of all of us.” It was a heartfelt speech that was cordial, as opposed to some of the booing, but Trump didn’t seem to think so. Trump did what he did best and tweeted about his dissatisfaction with how Pence was treated:
Trump seemed to merely be sticking up for his future vice president, who wanted to enjoy a broadway show. And after the grueling election, they endured, a little R&R seemed just fine. But many seemed to believe “harassed” was an over exaggeration, as videos showed the cast did their best to simmer down the rowdy crowd and addressed him in an adult manner. Naturally, Trump’s tweet elicited a number of responses from people, including Hamilton star Dixon:
This latest set of tweets may mean that Trump’s war on broadway has begun. Will Oh, Hello on Broadway be his next enemy or will he go after The Lion King and finally dethrone the Broadway giant? The Ken Burns documentary on this will be thrilling. But Trump is a fan of the theater.
(Via Donald Trump’s Twitter)