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Trump defends Pence after ‘Hamilton’ incident

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>> Donald Trump taking to Twitter Saturday after Mike Pence got an earful at the hit musical Hamilton, Friday night. The President-elect tweeting, 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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When the show ended, actor Brandon Dixon who plays Aaron Burr, came out on stage to deliver a sharp message.>> We, sir, we are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us->>
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>> Our planet, our children, our parents, or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights, sir.
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>> Pence was seen leaving the New York theater while Dixon was still reading the statement. But a show spokesperson said he stood in the hallway and heard the full remarks. Critics of Pence took to social media, calling him out as a hypocrite for enjoying a show starring an openly gay and HIV-positive man in the title role.
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A stark contrast to his time as the governor of Indiana when Pence suggested that HIV funding would be better spent on LGBT conversion therapy.