Lin-Manuel Miranda, George Takei and more call Trump out on his ‘Hamilton’ tweets

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With Brandon Victor Dixon as its mouthpiece, the cast of Hamilton called on Mike Pence to “work on behalf of all” Americans when Pence attended and was booed at a performance of the show Friday night.

On Saturday morning, President-elect Donald Trump demanded an apology and called their message “harassment.” But much of Twitter doesn’t seem to agree with him. Some even think he’s creating a deliberate distraction.

Public figures are calling Trump out on his “thin skin,” a sensitivity to criticism that they feel runs counter to the First Amendment. Other critics, including Chrissy Teigen, noticed Trump’s call for the theater to be a “safe and special place,” an ironic request considering conservatives’ consistent opposition to political correctness, including the term “safe space.”

Still others pointed out Trump’s tweets as a potential way to shift discussion from his Trump University fraud case, which he settled for $25 million on Friday, and his controversial staff appointments.

Image: twitter/@chrissyteigen

Image: twitter/@ChrissyTeigen

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