Nearly 36 hours after the cast of Hamilton gave Vice President-elect Mike Pence a speech he’ll never forget—a speech, by the way, that was poignant and respectful—Donald Trump is still tweeting about the incident. And he’s still demanding an apology.
This is what the president-elect tweeted at 6:22am on Sunday.
The cast and producers of Hamilton, which I hear is highly overrated, should immediately apologize to Mike Pence for their terrible behavior— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 20, 2016
That follows these tweets from Saturday morning, which led to the best kind of Twitter meltdown.
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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 19, 2016
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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 19, 2016
The fact Trump is STILL tweeting about this is rather stunning, especially since Brandon Victor Dixon, the man who plays Aaron Burr in the play, was simply using his free-speech rights as laid out in the First Amendment. The speech wasn’t rude or crude. Whether you agree with the sentiment, it’s difficult to say that the speech wasn’t a genuine conversation-starter.
For those who believe media overplaying Trump v Hamilton: when POTUS threatens artists over criticism, its big news.— howard wolfson (@howiewolf) November 20, 2016
Seriously, somebody should probably take away Trump’s Twitter account for a while.