Saturday, November 19, 2016
Forming the left's narrative before even the administration takes office. Where do these pompous, self absorbed actors get their chutzpah? It's not a discussion when only one side has a microphone.
Leave my Veep alone!
President-elect Trump scolded the cast of the mega-hit show “Hamilton” for challenging VP-elect Mike Pence and complaining the incoming administration will not protect its diverse members.
“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 early Saturday.
And the new Tweeter-in-Chief claimed that by delivering a commentary directly to Pence at the end of the show, the cast of Lin Manuel Miranda’s hit musical violated theater tradition.
“The Theater must always be a safe and specialcast of Hamilton was very rude last night to a very good man, Mike Pence. Apologize!” Trump demanded.
Actor Brandon Victor Dixon, who plays Aaron Burr, responded to Trump’s tweet within minutes. “conversation is not harassment sir. And I appreciate @mike_pence for stopping to listen,” he wrote.
Dixon and other cast members paused during the curtain call of the Tony Award winning show to appeal directly to the Vice President-elect, urging him to “work on behalf of all of us.”
“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,” Dixon said.
“But we truly hope this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and work on behalf of all of us.”
Dixon later told the web sitethat he hopes Pence, whom critics have slammed for supporting conversion therapy for gays as Indiana governor, takes the message to heart.
Pence got a mix of cheers and boos as he found his orchestra seat for the Broadway show at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.
The cast checked in with show producers and show creator Miranda when they found out Pence would attend, Dixon told the web site.
“I saw him enjoying it with whoever he was with, and I hope he remembers us. I truly believe we had an effect,” continued Dixon. “It was a message from the producers the creative and the cast.
If you have differences, say something! What better place than on this stage telling this story with these people? I hope he thinks of us every time he has to deal with an issue or talk about a bill or present anything.”