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21 November 2016 - VP Mike Pence booed at Hamilton musical

Publié par Marion Coste le 21/11/2016
Trump: Pence 'harassed' by 'Hamilton' cast
Sophie Tatum and Karl de Vries (CNN Politics, 20/11/2016)
President-elect Donald Trump accused the "Hamilton" cast Saturday of harassing Vice President-elect Mike Pence at a performance Friday evening after the actors called on Pence to "uphold our American values."
"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!" Trump tweeted Saturday morning.

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Diversity plea

Mike Pence booed at Hamilton musical: 'We are anxious you will not protect us' – video
(The Guardian, 19/11/2016)
Brandon Victor Dixon, actor in the hit musical Hamilton, addresses Mike Pence who was booed by the audience at the hit Broadway show in New York on Friday. Dixon calls on the vice-president elect to ‘uphold our American values and work on behalf of all of us’

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Not offended

Mike Pence’s ‘Hamilton’ Recollection Conflicts With Donald Trump’s Take
Eliot Nelson (The Huffington Post, 20/11/2016)
Vice President-elect Mike Pence says he was not offended by the statement directed at him from the cast of the Broadway hit “Hamilton” following the Friday night performance he attended.
“I really enjoyed watching Hamilton,” Pence told host Chris Wallace during a pre-taped appearance on “Fox News Sunday.” “It was a real joy to be there. I heard a few boos. I wasn’t offended by what was said.”
The hit show depicts the life of America’s first treasury secretary, Alexander Hamilton, through hip-hop and traditional Broadway numbers. Following the performance, the actor Brandon V. Dixon, who plays America’s third vice president, Aaron Burr, told the crowd that Pence was in the audience, thanked the Indiana governor for attending, and proceeded to implore the incoming 48th vice president to renounce his and his running mate’s often divisive rhetoric. The statement was written by the cast with input from the show’s creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and its producer, Jeffrey Seller, as reported by Broadway.com.
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Trump demands apology

Pence says he ‘wasn’t offended’ by ‘Hamilton’ as Trump continues to demand an apology
Amy B Wang (The Washington Post, 20/11/2016)
Vice President-elect Mike Pence said he was not offended by the message that the Broadway cast of “Hamilton” directed at him after Friday night’s performance and that he “really enjoyed the show.”
Speaking to “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace, Pence 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.
“I nudged my kids and reminded them that’s what freedom sounds like,” Pence said.
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