Trump offended by Hamilton actor’s “harassment” of Pence

The artists of Hamilton asked Mike Pence to protect their rights.

When Mike Pence attended Hamilton on Broadway, maybe he didn’t know what the show was about.

Last night, Vice President-elect Mike Pence was met with boos and cheers when he attended a performance of the musical Hamilton on Broadway.

After the performance, Brandon Victor Dixon, who plays Aaron Burr in the show, read a statement from the company that began, “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, sirt. We truly hope that this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and to work on behalf of all of us.”

According to the New York Times, the statement was written by Miranda, Hamilton’s director, Thomas Kail, and its lead producer, Jeffrey Seller, with input from the cast.

You can witness the full statement in this video clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qn-IgTM3H08&feature=share

Late last night, Miranda tweeted: “Proud of ‪@HamiltonMusical. Proud of ‪@BrandonVDixon, for leading with love. And proud to remind you that ALL are welcome at the theater.”

Before 9:00 am this morning, Trump was on Twitter, complaining about the cast’s treatment of Pence. In his first tweet, he wrote: “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!” He followed that up with: “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!”

Hamilton celebrates diversity and the role that immigrants played in the American Revolution.