Vice President-elect #Mike Pence, who recently was made Trump Transition Chief after New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, (R), was dumped, was admonished by the cast of "Hamilton" on Friday on Broadway after being booed by the audience. #Victor Dixon, the actor who played Aaron Burr in the play, told Pence that he and the rest of the cast was "alarmed and anxious" that the new Trump Administration is not going to "protect" Americans who make up the of the great, diverse nation that we call America.
In his diatribe, Dixon referred specifically to women, gays and diverse Americans from all kinds of ethnic origins. Dixon made his comments at the conclusion of the play as Pence and his entourage, which included his daughter, Charlotte, were leaving the theater. Pence was able to hear all of Dixon's comments from the foyer.
The story of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr
The story of the duel between Burr and Hamilton dates back to 1804 when the country was young and the memories of the Revolutionary War were still fresh. Aaron Burr, who was Vice President at the time, had run for Governor of New York when he was similarly insulted by Alexander Hamilton, who was the Treasurer of the United States and the architect of America's financial and spending policies. Burr, who was striving to restore his honor after losing an election and being insulted by Hamilton's written and verbal insults, challenged Hamilton to a duel with pistols. The tragic event took place on July 11, 1804 in Weehawken, New Jersey. Hamilton was shot in the abdomen and died the next day. Burr became the only Vice President of the United States to shoot someone until Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot Texas lawyer Harry Whittington in a hunting accident in 2006. Whittington, who suffered a heart attack immediately after being shot, survived but still has pellets lodged in right cheek and neck.
Trump takes to Twitter
President-elect #Donald Trump reacted adversely to Dixon's comments at the theater on Twitter, stating that the cast of "Hamilton" was "rude" and should "apologize." Trump also stated that the cast had insulted a "good man."
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
After Trump sent yet another tweet about the theater incident, Dixon tweeted back to Trump, telling him that it is not disrespectful to express oneself in "conversation." Dixon also thanked Pence for taking the time to listen to his comments.
Teachers union gives teachers lesson plans on Trump
Meanwhile, the San Francisco Teachers Union, (SFTU), has provided lesson plans on Donald Trump to its 6,000 teachers. The purpose of the lesson plans is to help students deal with the bigotry, hatred, misogyny and homophobic rhetoric that was promoted by Trump during the presidential campaign. Since Trump was elected, hundreds of San Francisco high school students have walked out of class to protest Trump's election in the streets.