‘Hamilton’ actor slaps down Trump complaint over Pence booing: ‘Conversation is not harassment’
‘Hamilton’ actor Brandon Victor Dixon curtly replied to President-elect Donald Trump’s early Saturday morning Twitter complaints that Vice President-elect Mike Pence was “harassed” by the cast of the popular play.
Saturday morning, Trump tweeted: “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!”
The president-elect added: “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!”
Trump’s comments were misguided, as it was the audience who booed Trump, with a member of the cast reading a simple statement at the end of the evening stating that they hoped Pence learned something from the performance.
Resounding to Trump, cast member Dixon tweeted: “@realDonaldTrump conversation is not harassment sir. And I appreciate @mike_pence for stopping to listen.”
See tweets below:
— Brandon Victor Dixon (@BrandonVDixon) November 19, 2016