An actor from the Broadway hit “Hamilton” is responding to President-elect Donald Trump’s claim that the show’s cast “harassed” Vice President-elect Mike Pence.
Trump tweeted Saturday morning that the Pence “was harassed last night at the theater by the cast of Hamilton, cameras blazing.”
“Conversation is not harassment sir,” accord Brandon Victor Dixon replied in a tweet. “And I appreciate @mike_pence for stopping to listen.”
Dixon led the Broadway musical cast in delivering a message to Pence from the stage after Friday night’s performance, which Pence attended.
"Vice President-elect Pence, we welcome you and we truly thank you for joining us at 'Hamilton: An American Musical,' " Dixon said onstage.
"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. We hope this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and work on behalf of all of us."
Trump lashed out at the cast Saturday morning in a series of tweets.
"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!" he wrote.