Mike Pence speaks out for himself about insulting ‘Hamilton’ barrage

Taking the high road, Vice President-elect Mike Pence said Sunday he was not offended by the actions of the cast of the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton.”

Appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” Pence was asked about the cast lecturing him about the incoming Trump administration being inclusive after curtain call on Friday, but unlike many, to include President-elect Donald Trump, Pence said he did not take issue with their behavior.

“I really enjoyed watching ‘Hamilton.’ It was a real joy to be there,” he told host Chris Wallace. “When we arrived we heard a few boos and we heard some cheers and I nudged my kids and reminded them, “That’s what freedom sounds like.”

“I wasn’t offended by what was said,” Pence said of the remarks from the cast. “I’ll leave it to others whether that was the appropriate venue to say it.”

“I just want to reassure people that what President-elect Donald Trump said Election Night he absolutely meant from the bottom of his heart,” he added. “He is preparing to be the president of all the people of the United States of America.”

Trump took to social media Saturday to say the Hamilton cast was “very rude” and should apologize for their treatment of Pence. He also said the musical was “overrated.”

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