“Hamilton” Actor Refuses To Apologize For Political Stunt

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Vice President-elect Mike Pence was attending the Broadway Musical “Hamilton” on Friday night when the cast decided to send a political message to Trump and his administration.

Brandon Victor Dixon, the actor who played the part of Vice President Aaron Burr during the musical about the life of the Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, acknowledged that Pence was in the crowd and then said the following:

“We, sir — 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. We truly hope that this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and to work on behalf of all of us.”

Dixon was asked on “CBS This Morning” Monday about the decision to deliver his political message, which prompted Donald Trump to take to Twitter and say that Pence was “harassed” and that the cast was “very rude.”

“The president-elect is demanding an apology,” CBS anchor Charlie Rose said to Dixon during the Monday morning interview.

“I heard,” Dixon responded.

“We assume that no apology is forthcoming?” Rose asked.

“There is nothing to apologize for,” Dixon said.

Dixon then added that this is “certainly not the first time, nor will it be the last, that somebody went into a theater and began to act inappropriately or stand up and interrupt the show.”

Dixon’s “CBS This Morning” interview can be seen below:







 

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