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Hamilton Stars Praise Cast For Addressing Mike Pence: ‘We Stand Together’

"We came to do our jobs, which is to inspire, change the minds and hearts of many"

The current and former stars of the Broadway musical Hamilton are defending the statement made by the cast to Vice President-elect Mike Pence on Friday, in which they called for the new presidential administration to “work on behalf of all of us.”

President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday criticized the cast as “very rude” and demanded an apology.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, the show’s creator and former star, praised the moment, which took place on stage after the show had ended. Other Hamilton actors took to social media to respond to Trump and voice pride in their colleagues.

“The countless Americans that have been Insulted, Degraded, Marginalized, Harassed, Intimidated. APOLOGIZE for that! APOLOGIZE for your HATE!” Christopher Jackson, who originally played George Washington in the show, said on Twitter, referring to a rise in reported hate crimes and racist incidents since Election Day.



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