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http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/18/politics/mike-pence-hamilton-musical/

Trump had an interesting, if predictable, reaction to the cast of Hamilton addressing Mike Pence after their show.

From the actor playing Aaron Burr:

"Vice President-elect Pence, we welcome you and we truly thank you for joining us here at 'Hamilton: An American Musical.' We really do," Dixon said.
"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 this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and work on behalf of all of us. All of us."


To which Donald Trump fired off a series of tweets decrying Pence being addressed.


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!


Very rude and insulting of Hamilton cast member to treat our great future V.P. Mike Pence to a theater lecture.Couldn't even memorize lines!


Without addressing the concerns or reiterating that he represents all Americans, Trump instead goes directly into attacking the presence of a message at all. There is no reset button from what was said during the election and as the soon-to-be leader of the free world neither Trump nor his staff should expect a safe place from politics in any public venue. I'm left wondering if this is the first sign of Trump hunkering down against criticism for the next four years.
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As I have said on other threads before "mixing politics with business is a stupid idea," end of story.
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People be salty.
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I just love the fact that Trump is now basically calling for safe spaces.
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Trump needing a safe space? And as I recall the Actors/Performers were cordial, but the audience was not and all they did was booed Pence.
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There's a time and place politics. Even though I may agree with their views I think they should've left their mouths shut..

I think that's what might have hurt Clinton with of all the celebrities endorsing her. People got sick of it and it backfired.
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What about the republicans who have called President Obama the Antichrist and an agent of Satan?
What about the republican who called Mrs.Obama an ape in heels?
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Some people got mad pissed at me the other day when I pointed out how people who soapbox about other folks being too easily offended are more often than not just as delicate and thin-skinned themselves.

Now this happens and is a controversy for some reason. Way to prove me wrong, people.
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StriderShinryu wrote:

I just love the fact that Trump is now basically calling for safe spaces.


And now, from the supporters...it's the MUSICAL'S fault for being leftwing and "racist", and deliberately laying in wait to spread Pence hatred among the audience--So they want it taken off Broadway. (And will likely sue if it isn't.)

Remember, it's a plot if anyone says anything bad about Trump!
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Regardless of what you think of him, Pence should be able to attend a play without being booed (happened to him while he was there) and without a political agenda...just as he should be able to grab a bite to eat with friends and family without being harassed. I agree with Trump on this issue. I'm sure that, had Obama attended a play and something similar happened, he would be appalled.
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Regardless of what you think of him, Pence should be able to attend a play without being booed (happened to him while he was there) and without a political agenda...just as he should be able to grab a bite to eat with friends and family without being harassed. I agree with Trump on this issue. I'm sure that, had Obama attended a play and something similar happened, he would be appalled.


What ruined it was basically that it was gay Broadway performers getting back at Pence for Pence's, ahem, stance on LGBT issues.
If it'd been at a benefit show, fine, then it would be Hamilton lecturing Pence on the Constitution, but no, Equity wants its post-Stonewall say...

(Now, y'see, when I was growing up in upstate NY, Broadway was just starting to become mainstream again, and nobody said it was "supposed" to be gay, because there was "no such thing" on TV. We'd see the ads on WPIX-11 for Grease, and Annie, and The Wiz and Neil Simon comedies, and Yul Brynner and Cats show up in the I Love NY ads, and we'd think, "Oh, man it's just four hours away on Amtrak, but might as well be on the moon. "
None of this gay-cult-movie "Hairspray" and "Kinky Boots" niche-crap.)
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Akage-chan wrote:

Regardless of what you think of him, Pence should be able to attend a play without being booed (happened to him while he was there) and without a political agenda...just as he should be able to grab a bite to eat with friends and family without being harassed. I agree with Trump on this issue. I'm sure that, had Obama attended a play and something similar happened, he would be appalled.


The theatrical community is filled to the brim with lgbt members. If someone who's going to take such an upsetting stance, one that he knows is very upsetting to the majority of people, wants to come to the milieu of those whom his stance is against then they have every right to acknowledge it.
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Akage-chan wrote:

Regardless of what you think of him, Pence should be able to attend a play without being booed (happened to him while he was there) and without a political agenda...just as he should be able to grab a bite to eat with friends and family without being harassed. I agree with Trump on this issue. I'm sure that, had Obama attended a play and something similar happened, he would be appalled.


Incidentally the actor who delivered the speech asked for the crowd to not boo Pence. And he didn't do it right before the show, or in the middle, he waited until after to deliver his message. These guys signed up for one of the most politically scrutinized positions in the country. Every vacation to Camp David is going to be scrutinized in timing with the political climate. Every trip to a restaurant is outreach to one community or another. It's not a 9 to 5 gig, and no president gets away from politics.

As for how Obama would react, I don't recall him ever tweeting about how rude someone was and demanded they apologize.
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Akage-chan wrote:

Regardless of what you think of him, Pence should be able to attend a play without being booed (happened to him while he was there) and without a political agenda...just as he should be able to grab a bite to eat with friends and family without being harassed. I agree with Trump on this issue. I'm sure that, had Obama attended a play and something similar happened, he would be appalled.


This is one of those things that I agree with, in theory. The main difference is that most presidents/vice presidents are given a hard time in public places. They are a visual representation of the government of the United States of America. Whether you agree with their stances/politics or not, it's natural for you to give a "heads-up" to the person that's attending your show, restaurant, or otherwise when they're the President/Vice President of your country. Him being booed wasn't something that the Hamilton staff, themselves, had asked for the audience to do - it was done out of the audience's own desire to do so (hey, it's the first amendment).

As for Obama, he's been to countless restaurants, plays, and events where he's been heckled or insulted. The difference is that he never tweeted or posted a personally-fueled agenda on an open forum stating that he was "appalled" or "offended" by said situation. Complaining about something so trivial seems counterproductive. Do you see Pence, himself, complaining about it? No, just the ill-mannered Trump calling for such places to be a "safe place" - which does give an impression that he's acting like a "special snowflake" (that many (not all) Trump supporters are so abhorrently against).
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Going to the theater has been problematic for Republicans since Lincoln.
At least it didn't involve actors with pistols.
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