Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton received a standing ovation during her trip to the Broadway performance of “The Color Purple” Sunday — a substantially different reaction from the boos Vice President-elect Mike Pence received when he went to see “Hamilton” last November.
According to the New York Times, Clinton, along with husband and former President Bill Clinton and daughter Chelsea, received “several” ovations as they entered the sold-out play hall, and another applause at the conclusion of the play when they were acknowledged by the play’s cast.
Video footage shows the Clintons receiving thunderous applause as audience-goers clamored for their phones to take pictures and videos.
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“We love you Hillary,” many members of the audience yelled, according to the Times.
However, Pence, who went to see “Hamilton” with his family following the Nov. 8 election, was booed by the crowd when he entered and left the play hall, in addition to being lectured by the play’s cast on inclusiveness.
President-elect Donald Trump later criticized the cast of “Hamilton” for “harassing” Pence and his family.
Clinton’s Sunday appearance in New York is one of the few public appearances she has made since losing to Trump in the presidential election last November. She has been sighted several times in the woods surrounding her Chappaqua, New York, residence, in addition to a book store sighting.
Clinton’s next public appearance is likely to be Trump’s Jan. 20 inauguration.