This is the speech delivered from the Hamilton stage last night by cast member Brandon Victor Dixon, who plays Aaron Burr, to Vice-President-elect Mike Pence:
‘We, sir, 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. We truly hope this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and work on behalf of all of us. All of us.’
Donald J Trump tweeted two responses:
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 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!
Proportionate response? Intimidatory?
UPDATE: Pence says ‘I wasn’t offended’.