After Vice President-Elect Mike Pence was met with boos from the audience and a curtain speech from the Broadway cast of Hamilton following the November 18 performance urging him to “uphold our American values and work on behalf of all of us,” President-Elect Donald J. Trump and his supporters spent November 19 responding.
Trump himself tweeted twice following the incident demanding an apology for Pence’s “harassment” at the theatre. Trump took to Twitter again at 7:22 AM November 20, tweeting that the production is “highly overrated” and that the cast and producers should apologize for their terrible behavior. See the new tweet below.
The cast and producers of Hamilton, which I hear is highly overrated, should immediately apologize to Mike Pence for their terrible behavior— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 20, 2016
It should be noted that Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, saw the musical in March and tweeted that it “surpassed” her high expectations.
I finally saw @HamiltonMusical last night. I had very high expectations and they were still surpassed! ���� pic.twitter.com/zxNXRJIcOx— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) March 14, 2016
Trump supporters are also demanding an apology. At the November 19 performance of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit musical in Chicago, a Trump supporter interrupted the show, yelling at the actors onstage before being escorted out. See tweets from audience members below.
I'm at a Hamilton showing in Chicago and this trump supporter in the middle of the show started screaming and ranting... he was escorted out— BT (@btomato) November 20, 2016
im at hamilton in Chicago and a loud protester started screaming and was escorted out mid-show... the cast didn't miss a beat. bravo— liv (@0LlVIA) November 20, 2016
A friend took her kids to see #Hamilton on Chicago tonight, and a Trump supporter had to be removed for standing up and yelling "WE WON"— Pre-apocalypse Pout (@clitasaurus_rex) November 20, 2016
Playbill.com has reached out to representatives for both the Chicago and Broadway productions of Hamilton, and will continue to update as more information becomes available.
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