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President-Elect Donald Trump Demands Apology From Cast of ‘Hamilton’

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Donald Trump gives his acceptance speech after being elected president of the United States. (Getty)

President-Elect Donald Trump demanded an apology from the entire cast of Hamilton this morning after Vice President-Elect Mike Pence attended the show and the cast delivered a statement asking him to work on behalf of all people in the White House.

On Twitter, Trump said that Pence had been harassed by the show’s cast on Friday night and that this should not happen. He went on to say in a separate tweet that the theater should be a safe space.

Upon arriving to the theater for a performance of Hamilton on Friday evening, Vice President-Elect Mike Pence was booed by audience members in attendance. The cast did not boo Pence or say anything negative about him, and in fact they specifically asked the crowd not to heckle the vice president-elect. Brandon Victor Dixon, who plays Aaron Burr in the show, made a brief statement at the conclusion of the performance thanking Pence for coming and asking him to be an inclusive leader.

“We, sir, 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. “We truly hope that this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and to work on behalf all of us.”

Dixon responded to Trump’s tweet by saying that conversation is not harassment.

According to The New York Times, Pence was on his way out of the theater when the statement was made, but he stopped in a hallway to listen.

On the campaign trail, Donald Trump frequently stated that his rallies were the safest places on Earth while calling members of the press “disgusting” and encouraging his supporters to boo them.

WATCH: Mike Pence Gets Booed at ‘Hamilton,’ Cast Delivers a Message

Vice President-elect Mike Pence was booed at the start of Friday night's performance of Hamilton.

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25 comments

    • How can you possibly say that ? people are getting hurt .
      Is it true that these angry people that are protesting in a open assembly without a permit ? and not allow others to have their constitutional freedom. Also a disruption to others ,how can this possibly be legal ? They should apologize for their Behavior in front of others . Absolutely shameful !

      • It’s only because President Obama respects the First Amendment that morons like you have the freedom to call him a “mooselum.” If you think you’ll continue to enjoy that same freedom with a thin-skinned man-baby like Trump in charge, think again.

        • Trump is only out for himself. He hides behind making all americans great again. He has no intention of leaving his businesses behind. There are numerous conflicts of interest there and he doesn’t care. We’ll see anyway. He has many, many overseas in countries like Turkey and India. Countries experiencing their own conflict. Everything he does and will be doing will be unprecedented and because he’s King, I mean, President, he’ll get away with it all. Morals, ethics and conflicts of interest are not laws. As long as they aren’t, he’ll do what he wants. Oh, and BTW, he just filed a suit again Washington, D.C. That’s right. For that hotel he opened during his campaign. This is yet another property that he wants assessed to a much lower value. It’s worth is $98M. He wants it assessed down to $21M. That’s who you voted for. You think he’s not going to do the same to you, the poor schmuck? He’s already aligned himself, or should I say safeguarded himself, around racists, white nationalists and radical extremists. You might not wish Obama to be back in charge but you are going to rue the day you voted for Trump!

  1. What did Pence think was going to happen at Hamilton? Does he have any dea what the show is about? Does he understand what theatre i all about? (It is about making you uncomfortable. It is not supposed to be a safe place for the audience.)

    • I don’t know what Mike Pence vice president elect was thinking. I would have been thinking are these people going to attack me ? Is this kind of behavior acceptable to President Obama? They should apologize and President Obama should ask them to. For their childish behavior ,this is completely unacceptable to act this way in a civil society.

      • They booed. If that’s your idea of “completely unacceptable behavior,” then you’d probably enjoy living in North Korea.

  2. Freedom of speech baby freedom of speech. Let Trump apologize to all the people that he’s offended and said rude things to you. He’s going to need more than his Twitter account to do it

  3. I demand Trump apologize for all his racist homophobic, misogynistic xenophobic hateful comments. Wow is that it he can apologize for running for president!

  4. Folks election is over . time to work . conversation is good in possible decent manners with your leaders not by disgraceful and booing.

    • So now you care about conversation and good manners? Did you just sleep through the last eight years, or were you too busy calling the President a communist?

  5. If Trump, despite all of the disparaging, disrespectful comments he’s made during his campaign, is upset because he believes he, Pence or anyone in his (Trump’s) immediate circle has the right to idly “just watch a show” because they paid for it (I’m assuming Pence paid – – probably didn’t) and think the comments made after the show were out of line, well, welcome to the real world. When you threaten people’s civil rights, their freedom, their liberty and their overall well-being, you don’t get the luxury of sitting and enjoying a show. You forfeit your right to that and it’s a small price to pay. There are people, tax paying citizens, who voted for Trump (I, fortunately, was not one of them – – would never vote for that Orange Buffoon) thinking he and Pence were going to hear them and make their lives better and are realizing now they were severely duped…So if Pence was duped into believing he could go anywhere in public and not be confronted for the bigoted, sexist racist that he and Trump are and Trump and his supporters are upset about it, too bad. Welcome to the real world. A world that won’t tolerate the hate you, Mr. Trump perpetuate.

    • That’s right. And thankfully we live in a country where we can be reasonably upset and show it. We can protest. We can speak our minds, out in the open, online, and it should be tolerated. We had to tolerate Trump’s bad behavior. And for the a$$hole that made the moron kool-aid comment about getting what one deserves, you are right. You will!!

  6. trump didn’t mind asking people to start a revolution in 2012 when Pres. Obama won his second term. trump is a big orange baby.

  7. I believe a huge swathe of the American population is finally saying “Enough!” to the utterly specious and spurious claim of those in the entertainment industry to be the authoritative voices and guiding lights of our collective cultural conscience. They’re singers and dancers and actors, for Pete’s sake—who CARES about their self-important pronouncements on matters they understand NO better than your dry cleaner, your baker, your plumber or your hair stylist? If they sing and dance and act well, clap for them, but when they start pontificating about how the rest of us are benighted Neanderthals in comparison with them, then ignore them…and that means not just their opinion but their work, too. Everybody has a right to vote with their feet as well as how they spend their leisure time…and dollars.
    It is a particular “occupational hazard” in show business to end up psychologically stunted by a preening self-importance, since it is the very nature of the business to demand that you “Look at ME.” Not everybody in show business falls ill with this disease…but a whole lot of them sure do. Like the preachy, supercilious, self-absorbed cast that decided their path to self-validation was to cheaply abuse the vice-president elect. Because they could, and because it gave them a charge. It was, indeed, a collective act of self-gratification on their part….
    They’re just actors, not demi-gods, and they have precisely NO natural right to anything more from us than the cost of a show ticket if we do, indeed, really care to go and watch them ply their trade. Beyond that, their “opinion” is eminently ignorable.

  8. Late one night a man is driving down the road, speeding quite a bit. A cop notices how fast he is going and pulls him over. The cop says to the man, “Are you aware of how fast you were going?”

    The man replies, “Yes I am. I’m trying to escape a robbery I got involved in.”

    The cop gives him a skeptical look and says, “Were you the one being robbed?”

    The man casually replies, “No, I committed the robbery.”

    The cop looks shocked that the man admitted this. “So you’re telling me you were speeding…AND committed a robbery?”

    “Yes,” the man calmly says. “I have the loot in the back.”

    The cop begins to get angry. “Sir, I’m afraid you have to come with me.” The cop reaches in the window to subdue the man.

    “Don’t do that!” the man yells fearfully. “I’m scared you will find the gun in my glove compartment!” The cop pulls his hand out. “Wait here,” he says.

    The cop calls for backup. Soon cops, cars, and helicopters are flooding the area. The man is cuffed quickly and taken towards a car. However, before he gets in, a cop walks up to him and says, while gesturing to the cop that pulled him over, “Sir, this officer informed us that you had committed a robbery, had stolen loot in the trunk of your car, and had a loaded gun in your glove compartment. However, we found none of these things in your car.”

    The man replies, “Yeah, and I bet that lying son of a bitch said I was speeding too!

  9. I went with friends for dinner and show(Hamilton) .I have to be honest the show was terrible .It was so boring we wanted to walk out. The guy who yelled at Pence was nothing special either. I wanted to see lion king but we couldnt get tickets. I wish we were warned about Hamilton.