Last night Vice President-elect Mike Pence decided to see the phenomenal Broadway musical Hamilton. Having been told he’d be attending ahead of time, Brandon Victor Dixon who plays Aaron Burr, read from a prepared statement on behalf of the cast after the curtain call and pleaded for Pence to listen. Unsurprisingly Trump tweeted twice this morning accusing the cast of being hostile and harassing, and demanded an apology. I personally think it was a beautiful and eloquent entreaty that simply addressed the concerns and fears of millions of anxious Americans. I’ll let you decide though.
Vice President-elect Pence, we welcome you and we truly thank you for joining us at ‘Hamilton: An American Musical’. We really do. 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 that this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and to work on behalf of all of us. All of us. Again, we truly thank you for sharing this show, this wonderful American story, told by a diverse group of men, women, of different colors, creeds and orientations. Thank you.