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Mike Pence praises ‘Hamilton,’ says he wasn’t offended by cast’s lecture

‘That’s what freedom sounds like.’


Josh Katzowitz


Donald Trump is still offended by Hamilton almost 36 hours after the cast gave a lecture to Vice President-elect Mike Pence. But Pence said Sunday he actually wasn’t offended. Instead, when he heard the crowd jeering him Friday night, he turned to his children and relayed the following message.

“I nudged my kids and reminded them, ‘That’s what freedom sounds like,’” Pence said on Fox News Sunday.

Said Pence: “Hamilton is just an incredible production and incredibly talented people. It was a real joy to be there.”

After Friday’s performance, Brandon Victor Dixon—who plays Aaron Burr in the smash-hit Broadway show—stopped Pence as he was leaving the theater and asked him to listen to this message.

It was a respectful, poignant speech, but the president-elect certainly didn’t think so, sending out three tweets in the span of about 24 hours calling Hamilton overrated, saying the cast was disrespectful, and demanding an apology. All of which made Twitter explode with joy and horror.

On Sunday morning, Pence weighed in with his thoughts.

“I know this is a very disappointing time for people that did not see their candidate win in this national election. I know that this is a very anxious time for some people,” Pence said. “And I just want to reassure people that what President-elect Donald Trump said on election night he absolutely meant from the bottom of his heart—he is preparing to be the president of all of the people of the United States of America.”

Here was the segment with Fox anchor Chris Wallace.

Once again, it sounds like Pence has a completely different opinion than the next president.

H/T the Hill

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