President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter early Saturday to address the cast of the hit musical "Hamilton," which chastised Vice President-elect Mike Pence during their performance Friday.
"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 shortly before 9 a.m. EST.
"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!" he added.
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!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1479563311.0
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!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1479563790.0
When Pence entered the theatre Friday evening with his daughter, nieces and nephew, he was welcomed by a crowd of boos. But after the play, its star, Brandon Victor Dixon — who plays Aaron Burr — addressed Pence directly from the stage. He said:
Vice President-Elect Pence, I see you walking out, but I hope you hear us, just a few more moment. There is nothing to boo here ladies and gentlemen, there is nothing to boo here. We are all here sharing a story of love. We have a message for you sir and we hope that you will here us out.
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, sir. But we truly hope that this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and to work on behalf of all of us.
The play's writer, Lin-Manuel Miranda, followed up with a tweet of his own, praising Dixon for his comments.
Proud of @HamiltonMusical. Proud of @BrandonVDixon, for leading with love. And proud to remind you that ALL are welcome at the theater.— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin-Manuel Miranda)1479544160.0