Michael Moore responded to the Hamilton controversy Monday, warning Donald Trump and Mike “Pencey” they “haven’t seen anything yet.”
Referencing Trump’s tweet in which the president-elect called the cast of the popular Broadway show “very rude” for asking Pence to protect the rights of all Americans, Moore wrote “millions of us are going to be everywhere.”
“You will not get away with what you’re planning to do,” the filmmaker added.
Ha! Rude? You & Pencey haven’t seen anything yet. Millions of us are going 2 be everywhere. U will not get away w/ what you’re planning 2 do https://t.co/55dSvxe06F
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) November 20, 2016
The face-off between the Hamilton cast and Trump over the weekend began when Pence attended the show Friday with his daughter. The vice president-elect was met with a mix of boos and cheers from the audience. During the curtain call, actor Brandon Victor Dixon asked Pence to heed the cast’s plea:
“Vice President-elect Pence, we welcome you and we truly thank you for joining us at ‘Hamilton: An American Musical. 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. We hope this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and work on behalf of all of us.”
Tonight, VP-Elect Mike Pence attended #HamiltonBway. After the show, @BrandonVDixon delivered the following statement on behalf of the show. pic.twitter.com/Jsg9Q1pMZs — Hamilton (@HamiltonMusical) November 19, 2016
Pence Sunday said he was not offended by the cast’s statement, telling Fox News’s Chris Wallace, “this is what freedom looks like.” But the president-elect took a very different approach; in a series of tweets Saturday, Trump called the play “highly overrated” and demanded cast members apologize to the vice president-elect “for their terrible behavior.” He also insisted “the theater must always be a safe and special place.”
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 (@realDonaldTrump) November 19, 2016
Moore, a frequent critic of Trump who correctly predicted the businessman would win the general election, has called the president-elect “the embodiment of just about every bad trait you could come up with.”
“People should take [a Trump victory] seriously,” Moore warned prior to the election.
[h/t The Hill]