Donald Trump asks Hamilton cast to apologise for harassing Mike Pence

"The cast and producers of Hamilton, which I hear is highly overrated, should immediately apologise to Mike Pence for their terrible behaviour," Trump said in a tweet.

By: IANS | New York | Published:November 21, 2016 8:06 am
President-elect Donald Trump walks to his motorcade vehicle as he leaves the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, in Bedminster, N.J., after a day of meetings. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) President-elect Donald Trump walks to his motorcade vehicle as he leaves the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, in Bedminster, N.J., after a day of meetings. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

US President-elect Donald Trump continued his criticisms against the cast of Hamilton, a Broadway hit, on Sunday after one of the actors delivered a public message calling for diversity to Vice President-elect Mike Pence. “The cast and producers of Hamilton, which I hear is highly overrated, should immediately apologise to Mike Pence for their terrible behaviour,” Xinhua cited Trump’s tweet.

Trump on Saturday claimed the cast of Hamilton “harassed” Pence after actor Brandon Victor Dixon read a prepared statement to the vice president-elect, who was in the audience Friday night.

“… We, sir, 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. But we truly hope 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 this show — this wonderful American story told by a diverse group of men, women, of different colours, creeds and orientations,” Dixon said.

Speaking to “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace, Pence said he was not offended by the message while he acknowledged that he was greeted by a mix of boos and cheers when he arrived at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City with his daughter and her cousins.

“The cast and producers of Hamilton, which I hear is highly overrated, should immediately apologise to Mike Pence for their terrible behaviour,” Xinhua cited Trump’s tweet.