US President-elect Donald Trump and the cast of Hamilton have traded barbs after his running mate was booed at a performance of the Broadway musical.
Donald Trump demanded an apology over a letter read out by a cast member to Mike Pence on Friday. It said “diverse America” was “alarmed and anxious” at the future administration.
Mr Trump tweeted that the cast had been “very rude” and harassed Mr Pence.
The cast member replied by denied that the “conversation” had been hostile.
Mr Pence was jeered by members of the audience before and during a performance in New York. Afterwards cast member Brandon Victor Dixon thanked Mr Pence for attending and read a letter to him on stage.
“We, sir, are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us,” the letter said.
On Saturday Mr Trump tweeted: “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!”
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