Donald Trump’s tiny fingers threw another Twitter tantrum this morning after the Broadway cast of Hamilton delivered a less-than-flattering message to vice president-elect Mike Pence last night. So, naturally, Fox & Friends were there to pile on.
The New York Times describes what may have been a defining moment of the Trump presidency-to-come when the Hamilton cast responded to Pence’s attendance:
As the play ended, the actor who played Aaron Burr, Brandon Victor Dixon, acknowledged that Mr. Pence was in the audience, thanked him for attending and added, “We hope you will hear us out.”
“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,” he said. “We truly hope that this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and to work on behalf of all of us.”
The audience broke out in enthusiastic applause and cheers.
Mr. Pence was leaving as Mr. Dixon began to read the statement from the stage. A show spokesman said that Mr. Pence stood in the hallway outside the entrance to the auditorium and heard the full remarks.
But Trump, the man who spent weeks disrespecting our country’s first African American president with bogus suggestions he was born in Africa, couldn’t take even an iota of what he dished out. And, naturally, he took to Twitter to whine:
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
Naturally, the Trump sycophants on Fox & Friends “forgot” the vicious smear campaign Trump waged on Obama. But without any sense of irony, cohost Abby Huntsman, (her skirt hiked for maximum leggage) complained that the cast had given Hillary Rodham Clinton a standing ovation. “She was even seen behind the stage hugging members of the cast,” Huntsman griped.
Apparently, Huntsman can’t tell the difference between a Broadway show that openly celebrates liberal values and a news report. Maybe that’s because there is no difference between news, opinion and show business on Fox.
Her cohosts joined the Trump support group. Cohost Ed Henry said approvingly, “Donald Trump’s not sitting for this.”
Cohost Pete Hegseth said Trump tweeted “in defense of his vice president-elect.”
“Why did they have to go here?” Huntsman complained.
By the way, Not only did Fox not object when Ben Carson dissed President Obama to his face at a National Prayer Breakfast, the “fair and balanced” network made him a hero and, until he became a presidential candidate, a contributor.
Guest Geraldo Rivera, didn’t mention the hypocrisy but he did defend “Hamilton” by noting that the play “exalts and celebrates the diversity of America.”
Then, with unintentional hilarity, Hegseth asked, “Why is it baked in that Donald Trump doesn’t celebrate diversity?”
Rivera didn’t go all the way there but he did point to, “these cranky old white guys he’s picked to be in his cabinet.” He jokingly suggested that diversity in the Trump cabinet means they’ll have “chocolate ice cream.”
By the way, Dixon is not apologizing.
Watch the sycophants below, from the November 19, 2016 Fox & Friends. If you'd like to send Trump a message, you can do so @realDonaldTrump.
There are much bigger issues and problems in play with Trump right now than what he thinks about Hamilton. Trump just settled his Trump U lawsuit – that’s big news. Trump has now named some seriously problematic appointees to key positions in the government. Over the past week and a half, there have been over 700 documented cases of hate speech and assaults from Trump supporters – far outweighing the handful of angry anti-Trump protesters who have gotten out of lines.
Oh — NOW repubs want a “safe space” . . .
“The cast of Hamilton was very rude last night to a very good man, Mike Pence. Apologize!”
Hey Drumpf: the cast of Hamilton will apologize to Pense — as soon as Joe Wilson apologizes to President Obama for heckling him during a State Of The Union Address . . .