SOCIAL STOP: Trump vs. Hamilton and SNL

Social Stop: Trump vs. Hamilton

NEWS CENTER's new segment "Social Stop" will be in the 5:00 p.m. shows a few nights a week.

Hamilton, the most tony-nominated Broadway musical of all time, made headlines this weekend after cast member Brandon Dixon delivered a message on behalf of the show.

It wasn’t necessarily what they had to say, but who it was directed to, and who was not happy about it.

At the end of the show, Dixon pointed out that Vice President-elect Mike Pence was in the audience and said in part, “We sir, are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us, our planet, our children -- or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights.”

 

 

Dixon went on to say he hoped the musical inspired pence to work on behalf of everyone and uphold American values.

There was mixed reaction from the crowd. Pence was both booed and applauded.

Donald Trump wasn’t pleased and took to Twitter to share how he feels about the musical.

 

 

Later this weekend, Pence said he was not offended by what the Hamilton cast had to say.

 

Hamilton wasn't the only show Trump was talking about this weekend. He also fired off tweets Sunday after another Alec Baldwin impression during Saturday Night Live.

Baldwin played the president-elect for the first time since the election, this time portraying him as a man way in over his head and under prepared for the job.

Baldwin was more than happy to respond in a series of tweets under the account connected to his foundation.

 

 

Before the election, Baldwin said he'd like to be done with regular performances on the show, but would consider returning if trump won. This week he said he plans to appear on the show every now and then.

 

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