Tonight, VP-Elect Mike Pence attended #HamiltonBway. After the show, @BrandonVDixon delivered the following statement on behalf of the show. pic.twitter.com/Jsg9Q1pMZs— Hamilton (@HamiltonMusical) November 19, 2016
Vice President-elect Mike Pence on Friday night went to the Broadway show "Hamilton: An American Musical" and was reportedly booed (and applauded) as he entered. After the show, the cast delivered a message to Pence about the need for the new Trump Administration to work on behalf of all Americans.
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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 19, 2016
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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 19, 2016
The next day, President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter to call the cast rude and demand they apologize. And then, in a case of mistaken Twitter identity, many angry Americans lashed out at a theater company in Canada, as reported by CBC.
Hamilton Theatre in Hamilton, Ontario, has the handle @HamiltonTheatre while that of the Hamilton Musical is @HamiltonMusical. Trump's supporters didn't bother to check and tag the former in their Twitterstorm of rage.
As Hamilton Theatre company member Riane Leonard told the CBC, "All you need to do is check our profile to see we're not even in the same country."
@realDonaldTrump@HamiltonTheatre I SAW THAT &I WAS GOING 2c THAT SHOW NOT ANYMORE Hope the owners of the show feel some $ pain from this— Santo (@Mysonmylife4) November 19, 2016
@cmdorsey@HamiltonTheatre@HarrietBaldwin@HamiltonMusical & the other 40% are tied up rioting in the streets or have no job to buy tickets— Salty Black Broad (@SaltyBlackBroad) November 19, 2016