Filmmaker Michael Moore warned that the Broadway musical hit Hamilton incident is just the beginning of the people fighting back against Donald Trump. In the wee hours of the night, when most people are sleeping, the president-elect is sitting alone in his tower, sending tweet after tweet throughout his kingdom. His tweets are like shots into the dark.
In the first volley, Trump tried to shoot down the cast of Hamilton, saying that they were “rude” to his newest appendage, vice president-elect Mike Pence.
The Theater must always be a safe and special place.The cast of Hamilton was very rude last night to a very good man, Mike Pence. Apologize!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 19, 2016
Moore shot back, basically saying, “If you thought that was rude, you haven’t seen anything, Baby!” He also promised an army of millions of watchers who will observe the president-elect’s every move:
‘You will not get away with what you’re planning to do.’
Ha! Rude? You & Pencey haven't seen anything yet. Millions of us are going 2 be everywhere. U will not get away w/ what you're planning 2 do https://t.co/55dSvxe06F
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) November 20, 2016
Vice President-elect Mike Pence went to Friday’s show with his daughter, but the audience gave him a mixed message of boos and cheers, according to the New York Times. After the show, actor Brandon Victor Dixon asked Pence to listen to their message written by the show’s producer Lin-Manuel Miranda:
‘Vice President-elect Pence, we welcome you and we truly thank you for joining us at “Hamilton: An American Musical.” 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.’
Speaking of safe spaces, the New York Police Department and Secret Service are pulling out their hair trying to defend the glass Trump Tower. In August, a man scaled Trump Tower using gigantic suction cups until the New York Police Department stopped him at the 21st floor.
— NYPD Midtown North (@NYPDMTN) August 10, 2016
Soon, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will leave. That means that the Democrats will be unable to halt the unending trail of Trump cabinet nominees, due to the soon-retiring Reid’s ever-evolving position on the Senate filibuster:
168 filibusters of nominees in our history. HALF of them have occurred during Obama years! pic.twitter.com/xbQfsftLGm
— Senator Harry Reid (@SenatorReid) November 21, 2013
President Obama is reconsidering his post-presidential plans. The Democrats have been walking wounded since the astounding election of Donald Trump.
During his last trip abroad, the president offered himself up as the leader of the Democratic Party. He said that he intends to respect the presidential office, but that doesn’t mean he can’t be the leader of the Democratic Party.
He also hopes to be a positive influence on President-elect Trump. But the president has no problem holding the new guy in check, especially if he tries to unravel the president’s legacy. After all, President Obama will be just a few miles away next year:
‘I’m going to be constrained in what I do with all of you until I am again a private citizen. But that’s not so far off.’
Maybe that is what is behind the president renting a house in Washington, D.C. in addition to letting his youngest daughter finish her last two years of high school.
Mike Pence responded quite differently from his boss after a cast member of Hamilton lectured him, following the Broadway show Friday.
Pence says he wasn’t offended by the Hamilton cast.
‘I would leave that to others whether that was the appropriate venue… if you haven’t seen the show, go see it.’
"I would leave that to others whether that was the appropriate venue… if you haven't seen the show, go see it" —Pence on "Hamilton" cast pic.twitter.com/sro8Brczdd
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) November 20, 2016
Check out this video of Hamilton speaking to vice president-elect Pence below:
— Hamilton (@HamiltonMusical) November 19, 2016
History is still evolving.
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H/T: New York Times.