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Donald Trump Says Hamilton Cast “Harassed” Mike Pence, Demands Apology

Donald Trump shakes hands with Mike Pence at the end of the third day of the Republican National Convention at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio on July 20, 2016.  


President-elect Donald Trump is none too happy about the way the Hamilton cast gave audience member Vice President-elect Mike Pence a piece of their mind on Friday night. Never mind that actor Brandon Victor Dixon actually urged the audience not to boo, Trump is accusing the Hamilton cast of harassment. Trump wrote Saturday morning: “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’s supporters like to mock the idea of “safe spaces,” but Trump seemed to come out in support of them on Saturday morning and demanded an apology from the Hamilton cast. “The Theater must always be a safe and special place,” Trump wrote. “The cast of Hamilton was very rude last night to a very good man, Mike Pence. Apologize!”

It didn’t take long for Dixon to reply to Trump, also on Twitter. “@realDonaldTrump conversation is not harassment sir. And I appreciate @mike_pence for stopping to listen,” Dixon wrote.