Trump Has Morning Meltdown, Demands ‘Hamilton’ Cast Apologize To Pence For Calling Out His Bigotry


Poor Pence. Last night, as the Vice President-elect was leaving the theater of the Broadway musical, “Hamilton,” the entire cast took to the stage to call him out about their concerns with the Trump administration. Actor Brandon Victor Dixon urged Pence to stay and listen, but the Republican just couldn’t handle the pressure.

But you don’t have to worry about Pence, his big bad bully of a boss, President-elect Trump, took to Twitter this morning to whine in his defense:

Apparently, Trump holds Broadway to a higher standard of safety than he does the country he has been elected to protect, having incited violence through racist and misogynistic rhetoric his entire campaign.

The evening didn’t start off well for Pence either. As he entered Richard Rodgers Theatre, the audience booed him relentlessly. But he stayed.

So, if you are wondering what horrible, threatening words would force Pence, who was elected just last week to help lead our country and keep it safe from danger, to escape to the lobby for safety after the curtain-call, here is Dixon’s speech:

“We have a guest in the audience this evening. Vice President-elect Pence I see you walking out, but I hope you will hear us just a few more moments. There’s nothing to boo here ladies and gentlemen. We have a message for you sir. We hope that you will hear us out. I encourage everyone to pull out your phones and tweet because this message needs to be spread far and wide.

Vice President-elect Pence we welcome you and we truly thank you for joining us here at Hamilton, an American Musical. We really do. We sir, we are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us, our planet, out 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. All of us. We truly thank you for sharing in this show, this wonderful American story told by a diverse group of men, women of different colors, creeds and orientations and we truly hope that you heard our message sir, because you all represent all of us.”

That polite call to govern for all Americans was harassment? Hmmm… As Dixon put it in a response tweet:

Perhaps it wasn’t the “conversation” that made Pence feel uneasy. Perhaps it was the diverse multiracial, multicultural cast that was flanking Dixon. Given the recent selfie posted on Twitter of Pence with the Republican members of Congress, it’s doubtful he has ever seen so few white faces on a stage in his entire political career.

Or perhaps it was that the actor who was playing Alexander Hamilton last night was Javier Munoz, an openly gay actor. As governor of Indiana, Pence tried endlessly to ban gay marriage and opposed federal funding for HIV and AIDS treatment.

Regardless, if this is the type of circumstance that makes Pence run for cover, it is going to be a long four years. At least, he has Twitter-trigger happy Trump to protect him.


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