Jimmy Kimmel Lists The People Who Donald Trump Should Apologize To Before ‘Hamilton’ Apologizes To Pence

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While Donald Trump’s latest Twitter target is yet again the “failing” New York Times, the president-elect spent a portion of his Saturday morning responding to the “very rude” treatment Vice President-elect, Mike Pence received at a Friday night performance of the Broadway musical Hamilton. “Pence was harassed last night at the theater by the cast of Hamilton, cameras blazing. This should not happen!” he exclaimed, adding: “The cast of Hamilton was very rude last night to a very good man, Mike Pence. Apologize!”

Late Night host Seth Meyers suggested the media’s focus on the supposed Trump-Hamilton feud was a “distraction” from more important matters, and fellow talk show comedian Jimmy Kimmel couldn’t agree more. “Not since John F. Kennedy had that very public feud with the cast of Bye Bye Birdie has there been such a fight between Broadway and the White House,” the Jimmy Kimmel Live host quipped. “Who gets in a fight with a musical? How is it possible that Donald Trump can get along with Putin but not Hamilton?”

Further downplaying the brouhaha, Kimmel referenced Pence’s almost identical appearances on several Sunday morning news shows, during which he didn’t complain nearly as much as Trump. So the comic concluded the bit with an ultimatum for the President-elect of the United States: apologize “to the following parties,” then the Hamilton cast will grant you your request for an apology for Friday’s events. Considering his awful record for giving apologies, it’s highly unlikely anyone on the list presented by Kimmel’s team will ever hear the Donald say, “I’m sorry.”

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