NEW YORK (AP) – Vice President-elect Mike Pence says he wasn’t offended when he was challenged by the cast of the Broadway hit “Hamilton,” and he encourages everyone to try to see the sold-out show.
Pence had attended the show Friday night with his daughter, and said he heard some people in the audience cheer and others “boo” at his presence. Pence tells “Fox News Sunday” that he told his daughter, “That’s what freedom sounds like.”
At the end of the show, actor Brandon Victor Dixon challenged Pence from the stage, saying the cast was concerned about the Trump administration. President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter to demand that the cast apologize.
In his interview Sunday, Pence said Hamilton was an “incredible production” involving a very talented cast. On whether he thinks an apology was necessary: “I’ll leave it to others whether that was the appropriate venue to say it.” (Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)