New York, Nov 21: US President-elect Donald Trump continued his criticisms against the cast of Hamilton, a Broadway hit, on Sunday after one of the actors delivered a public message calling for diversity to Vice President-elect Mike Pence.
Hamilton is an American musical show about the life of American founding father Alexander Hamilton, which mainly depicts and emphasizes the need for American diversity, and is popularized by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
"The cast and producers of Hamilton, which I hear is highly overrated, should immediately apologize to Mike Pence for their terrible behavior," Xinhua cited Trump's tweet.
Trump on Saturday claimed the cast of Hamilton "harassed" Pence after actor Brandon Victor Dixon read a prepared statement to the vice president-elect, who was in the audience Friday night.
In fact, it was a very mild appeal by the cast to the Vice President-elect on growing fears of American diverse community on the new administration's stand on 'outsiders' and Pence himself reacted later saying 'he was not offended by the message.'
"... We, sir, 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. But we truly hope this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and to work on behalf of all of us, all of us. ... We truly thank you for sharing this show -- this wonderful American story told by a diverse group of men, women, of different colors, creeds and orientations," Dixon said.
Speaking to "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace, Pence said he was not offended by the message while he acknowledged that he was greeted by a mix of boos and cheers when he arrived at the Richard Rodgers Theater in New York City with his daughter and her cousins.