Donald Trump accuses Hamilton cast of 'terrible behaviour' as he reignites war of words over Pence visit

The President-elect has continued his tirade against the musical over the weekend

Olivia Blair
Sunday 20 November 2016 14:48
Mike Pence is told ‘We are the diverse Americans anxious you will not protect us’

Donald Trump has accused the cast of Hamilton of exhibiting “terrible behaviour” after claiming they “harassed” the Vice President-elect Mike Pence.

On Friday evening, lead actor Brandon Dixon delivered an open letter to Mr Pence after he watched the production. They asked the Indiana politician to respect the “diverse America” they represent which Mr Trump claimed was “harassment” and called on the “very rude” cast to apologise.

Despite the actors rejecting this claim, Mr Trump showed no sign of slowing down one of his first public rows since being elected, branding the cast’s behaviour “terrible”.

The 70-year-old also called the production “highly overrated” in spite of the Pulitzer Prize, 11 Tonys and Grammy award the show has won in just the first year of its Broadway stint.

Dixon initially responded to the President-elect’s claim Mr Pence was harassed by pointing out: “Conversation is not harassment Sir”.

After being roundly booed by the audience as he walked to his seat to watch the hip-hop musical in New York City on Friday evening, Mr Pence was addressed by Dixon as the ensemble stood holding hands on stage.

Dixon asked the boos to stop, profusely thanked Mr Pence for attending the show and pleaded with him: “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.

“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.”

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