So, this happened ...
Last week Vice-president elect Mike Pence was in New York and decided to take in a Broadway show; how he got tickets to Hamilton I don’t know, but he did, and, according to President-elect ____, Pence had the worst time an at American theater since Abraham Lincoln.
Well, upon entering the theater Pence was met with a few cheers and a loud chorus of boos as he made way to his seat, but it’s what happened at the end of the show that lead the future president — gosh that leaves an awful taste in my mouth — to have yet another TwitterFit.
At the curtain call, after the actors took their bows, Brandon Victor Dixon, who plays Aaron Burr, delivered this message to Pence:
“Thank you so much for joining us tonight. You know, we had a guest in the audience this evening. And Vice President-elect Pence, I see you're walking out but I hope you will hear us just a few more moments. There's nothing to boo here ladies and gentlemen. There's nothing to boo here, we're all here sharing a story of love.
We have a message for you, sir. We hope that you will hear us out. And I encourage everybody to pull out your phones and tweet and post because this message needs to be spread far and wide, OK?
Vice President-elect Pence, we welcome you and we truly thank you for joining us here at Hamilton: An American Musical, we really do. 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, sir. But we truly hope that this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and to work on behalf of all of us. All of us.
Again, we truly thank you for sharing this show. This wonderful American story told by a diverse group of men [and] women of different colors, creeds, and orientations.”
It seemed like a lovely thing to say, a request actually, that, after a campaign of divisiveness, where Donald _____ talked of deporting 11 million Mexicans, starting a Muslim registry, denying entrance to this country to anyone from the Middle East, pledging to take away a woman’s right to choose, and suggesting he’d support an overturning of marriage equality, was well-thought out, and thoughtful.
Sadly, our future president didn’t see it as such and, while he has a million tasks at hand as he readies himself to ALLEGEDLY lead this country, instead took the time to Tweet:
“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!”
Amazing that President-elect _____ thinks Free Speech, and a simple request to Mike Pence to work toward helping and protecting all Americans, constitutes harassment, but when you are a narcissist with a fragile ego, I guess any type of disagreement is harassment. That does not bode well for the future of this country, both here and around the world, if a statement at a Broadway show sets _____ off.
Brandon Victor Dixon, though, tried to make it clear to President-elect _____ what really happened at the end of the show by Tweeting:
“@realDonaldTrump conversation is not harassment sir. And I appreciate @mike_pence for stopping to listen.”
That didn’t appease Donald _____ who, in the middle of selecting a cabinet and setting his agenda to lead this country to, quote, Make America Great Again. unquote, again took time to blast the cast of a Broadway show:
“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!”
Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t there Free Speech in this country and doesn’t Donald _____ take advantage of that every time he opens his rabid little yap or sets his pudgy fingers on his tiny hands to a keyboard to Tweet? And so if Donald _____ can say whatever he wants and demand, demand, like a fascist dictator, that somebody apologize for saying something he didn’t like,, or picking on his little friend Mike Pence, can’t those same people say whatever they want?
As can the theatergoer who took in Hamilton the next night and shouted from the audience:
"We won! You Lost! Get over it! F*ck you!"
Trouble was, this person, obviously a _____ supporter, and voter, and ALLEGEDLY rip-roaring drunk, took in Hamilton in Chicago and so he was screaming at the cast who never said a word to Mike Pence.
Donald _____ supporters are dumb.
And yet where was President-elect _____’s Tweet after that audience member’s little tirade? Oh, wait, he is on the side of _____ so he can say and do whatever he wants; it’s just those of us who disagree with the future president who have no right to speak.
And so one would have thought it would have ended there, but, No, Donald _____ isn’t finished; the man who said he, and only he, could defeat ISIS, that only he knows more about defeating terrorism than any general on the planet, once again, took aim at a Broadway show by Tweeting:
"Very rude and insulting of Hamilton cast member to treat our great future V.P. Mike Pence to a theater lecture. Couldn't even memorize lines!"
Yes, he’s still peeved that Mike Pence maybe got his feelings hurt and then belittles the actors for reading a prepared, eloquent statement, advocating hope for the future of this country.
Finally, Donald ____ took one last parting shot before his handlers were able to wrestle his phone from his hands and tuck him into his big boy bed for the night:
“The cast and producers of Hamilton, which I hear is highly overrated, should immediately apologize to Mike Pence for their terrible behavior.”
And, also apparently, his handlers were able to delete that last Tweet but not before millions of people reTweeted it and took screen-0shots of it because we need to remember who this man is, remind people who this man is, be aware that this man wants anyone who disagrees with him, who says or does something he doesn’t like, to be silenced.
Ain’t that America ....