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Donald Trump Continues to Pick Fight With Hamilton Cast Over Pence

Donald Trump continues to wage a bitter Twitter war with the cast of Broadway show 'Hamilton.'  He now calls the show 'overrated' (Photo: Getty)

Donald Trump continues to wage a bitter Twitter war with the cast of Broadway show ‘Hamilton.’ He now calls the show ‘overrated’ (Photo: Getty)

Donald Trump, supposedly too busy to defend himself against civil fraud charges, still is finding time to wage a Twitter war against the cast of Broadway musical Hamilton. He fired off a series of new Tweets today (Nov. 20) ridiculing the performers.

Trump is seething because the cast took a moment at the end of the show to address Vice-President-elect Mike Pence, who was sitting in the audience.

The show went on as usual, but during the curtain call, actor Brandon Dixon, who plays another vice president, Aaron Burr, thanking Pence for coming and read a statement urging him to protect all races and creeds once in office.

Trump reacted to the scene with a vitriolic response on Twitter.

‘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!” he wrote.

Dixon responded: “Conversation is not harassment sir,” he wrote on Twitter. “And I appreciate Mike Pence for stopping to listen.”

But that wasn’t the end of it, at least not for Trump.

In another vitriolic Tweet today he wrote: “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!”

Trump was banned from Twitter by his campaign during the final weeks of the election and apparently is still facing some restraints. The nasty Tweet was deleted moments after it was posted. But all Tweets are archived and it quickly went viral.

Trump also repeated his demand for an apology and called the show “highly overrated.”

To the contrary, Hamilton is one of the most popular shows on Broadway. Tickets are sold out into the near future and are selling on the secondary market for nearly $1,000.

Meanwhile, Pence has been silent on the matter. He attended the show with daughter Charlotte and other family members. He was booed on arrival and during the show.

Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda helped draft the statement and reiterated his support for the cast in his own Tweet.

Since the incident, Trump supporters have demonstrated outside the theater and called for a boycott of the show. But that’s unlikely to happen. The show remains sold out.

A number of celebrities have weighed in on Twitter and rallied behind the cast.

Trump critics say the president-elect is just trying to divert attention for his humiliating of fraud charges involving his defunct Trump University. He was sued in California and New York and vowed never to settle.

But as the case was set to go to trail in California, he agreed to pay $25 million to end the lawsuits as well as fines in New York. Trump said he was “too busy” to go through with a trial.

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