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Trump Complains About Broadway Play For Two Days

| by Ray Brown

The president-elect hasn't gotten over the reaction by the cast of "Hamilton"  to the attendance of Vice President-elect Mike Pence to their show.

“The cast and producers of Hamilton, which I hear is highly overrated, should immediately apologize to Mike Pence for their terrible behavior,” Trump tweeted on Nov. 20.

The tweet came one day after Trump complained on Twitter about the cast speaking directly to Pence after the show from the stage in front of the entire audience.

“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!” Trump wrote.

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Pence attended a showing of “Hamilton” on Nov. 19 and was booed by the audience upon his entrance. And after the show, “Hamilton” actor Brandon Victor Dixon addressed Pence directly.

“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,” Dixon said, according to the New York Times. “We truly hope that this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and to work on behalf of all of us.”

Angered by this, Trump tweeted: “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!”

But neither Pence nor Dixon believe there's any need for an apology.

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"There's nothing to apologize for," Dixon told CBS, according to Reuters. "Conversation is not harassment."

"I did hear what was said from the stage. I can tell you I wasn't offended by what was said. I will leave to others whether that was the appropriate venue to say it," Pence told Fox News. 

Sources: Donald J. Trump (2,3), CBS via Reuters, New York Times, Fox News/ Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

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