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Hamilton Cast Reads Perfectly Fine Statement to Mike Pence After Show, Trump Demands Apology

Vice-president elect Mike Pence went to see Hamilton on Broadway Friday night. On his way to his seat, members of the audience booed at him. At curtain call, actor Brandon V. Dixon delivered a polite, heartfelt message from the cast of the show:

“Vice-president elect Mike Pence, we welcome you and we truly thank you for joining us at Hamilton: An American Musical,” Dixon said. “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 alienable rights, sir.”

“We truly hope that this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and to work on behalf of all of us—all of us. We truly thank you for sharing this show—this wonderful American story told by a diverse group of men, women, of different colors, creeds, and orientations.” His words were greeted with cheers and applause.

President-elect Donald Trump, however, is having none of this right to free speech or right to petition:

The “harassment” was particularly bad, Trump tweeted, because theater is a “safe” place:

Remember when the worst thing anyone had to say about Hamilton was that they couldn’t afford a ticket?