Mike Pence ‘Hamilton’ Musical: Vice President Elect Claims He Wasn’t Offended By Speech From Cast

On Friday night, Vice President-elect Mike Pence took his daughter and her cousins to the hit Broadway show ‘Hamilton’ and instead of just being a normal night at the theater, things got political.

For starters, Pence was booed by the crowd on his way to his seat.

Then, at the end of the show, the cast gave a speech directed at Mike Pence and Donald Trump about the concerns of the diverse members of the cast fearing that they will not be protected under the new administration.

Many applauded the cast for banding together and speaking from their hearts about the concerns that they all fear under the new administration, but others felt it was unfair to the vice president-elect to put him in that type of position when he was trying to enjoy a night out at the theater with his family. That includes Donald Trump.

Despite Trump’s tweets, Pence hadn’t spoken publicly about his feelings on the incident. That changed on Sunday morning when he appeared on FOX News Sunday, according to Entertainment Weekly.

“I did hear what was said from the stage, and I can tell you I wasn’t offended by what was said. I’ll leave to others whether that was the appropriate venue to say it,” Pence said.

“I do want to say that the basic element, the center of that message is one I want to address. I know this is a very disappointing time for people who did not see their candidate win in this national election. I know this is a very anxious time for some people. I just want to reassure people that what President-elect Donald Trump said on election night, he absolutely meant from the bottom of his heart. He is preparing to be the president of all of the people of the United States of America.”

“To watch him bringing together of diverse views, bringing together people that differ with him strongly, seeing him talk to leaders around the world,” he continued.

“I just want to reassure every American that in the days ahead, I’m very confident they’re going to see President-elect Donald Trump be a president for all the people. We embrace that principle and we’re going to work hard to make that principle every day that we serve.”

It would seem that Pence feels much differently about the message read by Hamilton actor Brandon Victor Dixon than president elect Donald Trump. Kudos to vice president elect Mike Pence for understanding the concerns of minorities and immigrants heading into a new leadership in the White House.

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