Donald Trump took to Twitter on November 19 to slam the cast of ‘Hamilton’ for something they didn’t do: insult Vice President-elect Mike Pence. Click through to see Trump’s angry tweets — and to see what really happened when the VP took in the Broadway show!
Oh boy. Here we go again! President-elect Donald Trump, 70, went off in the early hours of November 19 on Twitter about something that didn’t happen to Mike Pence. The vice president-elect, 57, as HollywoodLife.com told you previously, was booed extensively by the audience at Richard Rodgers theater when he came to see the incredible musical “Hamilton”. But somehow, Trump translated that into the cast “harassing” Mike. Huh?
“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 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!”
Trump might want to take the time to watch what actually happened on November 18 before making inflammatory statements. Brandon Victor Dixon, who plays Aaron Burr, addressed Mike from the stage after the show was over with a thoughtful, considerate message. Brandon asked that he “work on behalf of all of us” in the White House. While Mike had already exited the orchestra section where he had been sitting, he listened to the speech from the hallway.
This was a passionate, measured speech without a trace of ill will — not harassment! In fact, Brandon asked the audience to stop heckling! “There’s nothing here to boo, ladies and gentlemen,” the actor said. “We’re all here sharing stories of love.”
The message to Mike was particularly significant because of his atrocious treatment of the LGBT community as Governor of Indiana, and his views on immigrants and minorities. Mike is a proponent of conversion therapy, and at one time blocked treatment for an HIV epidemic an Indiana county because he needed to “pray on it” first. During “Hamilton,” one of the most diverse shows on Broadway, the cast got a standing ovation when they sang the line “immigrants we get the job done.”
HollywoodLifers, do you think Mike understood the message from the “Hamilton” cast? Tell us in the comments!