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'Hamilton' actor says there's 'nothing to apologize for' regarding Pence comments

Posted: 7:14 AM, Nov 21, 2016
Updated: 2016-11-21 10:42:14-05
'Hamilton' actor says there's 'nothing to apologize for' regarding Pence comments

NEW YORK (AP) — If Donald Trump is waiting for an apology from the cast of "Hamilton," he will have to continue to wait.

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Actor Brandon Victor Dixon, who plays Aaron Burr in the celebrated musical, told "CBS This Morning" on Monday that "there's nothing to apologize for." Dixon gave Vice President-elect Mike Pence an onstage earful about equality at the end of Friday's performance.

 

Trump has taken to Twitter to demand an apology.

Dixon said "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda had a hand in crafting Dixon's remarks, although Dixon said he "made some adjustments."

Dixon said that both Trump and Pence are welcome to come backstage and meet with the cast at any time, adding, "Art is meant to bring people together."