Trump requests apology for actors statement

Yesterday, the president-elect wrote on Twitter that the “Hamilton” cast had “harassed” the future Vice-president Miek Pence by making the statement and had been “very rude.” “Hamilton” is the present Broadway musical hit at about colonial rebels shaping the future of an unformed country.  Mike Pence attendet the show ohamiltonn Friday at Richard Rodgers Theater in Manhattan.  Brandon Victor Dixon playing Vice president Aaron Burr, read a statement after the show, adressed to Mike Pence sitting in the center orchestra section. “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,” he said, applauded by the audience. The statement was written by the show’s creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda; its director, Thomas Kail; and the lead producer, Jeffrey Seller, with input from cast members.
“Apologize!” Trump demanded.

Source and video with the statement: New York Times

See also at Huffington Post “What It Means To Be An Artist In The Time Of Trump”, statements of 21 artists.