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Pence booed going to see ‘Hamilton’

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Vice president-elect Mike Pence took a break from his work as head of Donald Trump’s transition efforts to go see the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton” Friday night in New York, but received some boos from the audience.

Pence received a mix of boos and cheers upon entering the theater.

At the end of the show, one of the actors asked Pence not to leave the theater before he could read a statement from the cast. 

“Vice President-elect Pence, we welcome you and we truly thank you for joining us at ‘Hamilton: An American Musical,'” Brandon Victor Dixon said. “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. We hope this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and work on behalf of all of us.”

The show’s creator and former star Lin Manuel Miranda, who has since left the production, was a critic of Donald Trump and supported his opponent Hillary Clinton.

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