On Friday night, Mike Pence was attacked by the cast of “Hamilton” when he attended the Broadway show. Afterwards, Donald Trump took to Twitter to defend his vice president-elect, calling the show’s cast “rude” and saying the musical is “overrated.”
On Monday morning, Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway was asked by CNN’s Chris Cuomo if the business mogul planned to spend his presidency attacking people on Twitter.
“But why do you care?” Conway fired back, according to Daily Mail. “In other words, who’s to say that he can’t do that, make a comment, spend five minutes on a tweet making a comment?”
This all started when “Hamilton” cast member Brandon Victor Dixon addressed Pence from the stage after the show.
“We have a message for you sir and we hope you will hear us out…Vice President-elect Pence we welcome you and we truly thank you for joining us at Hamilton an American musical, we really do,” Dixon said, according to Allen B. West. “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 all of us. All of us.”
Conway defended Trump’s frequent use of Twitter.
“He has over 25 million followers on Facebook and Twitter and it’s a great way for him, Chris, to take his message directly to the people,” she said. “Cut through the noise, or the silence, whatever the case may be. Sometimes important things that he’s saying or doing are getting zero coverage.”
“Sometime he’s just trying to cut through the nonsense of people telling Americans what’s important to them, which we saw through the election wasn’t true,” Conway continued.
Cuomo responded by accusing Trump of being responsible for the distractions and getting involved in fights over popular culture rather than focusing on his transition.
“I wasn’t saying that he wasn’t responsible,” Conway replied. “But you’re assigning malice. You’re assigning wrongdoing to him where it doesn’t exist. I think we all should have learned a lesson from the that that doesn’t fly with the voters.”
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