So Donald Trump deftly deflects attention to his $25 million settlement of the Trump U fraud suit by going on social media demanding an apology from the cast of “Hamilton” for having rude temerity to read a statement to Mike Pence after a performance:
“We have a message for you, sir. We hope that you will hear us out. Vice President-elect Pence, we welcome you, and we truly thank you for joining us here at Hamilton: An American Musical. We really do. 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.”
Now, considering all the racist bile thrown at the Obama family over the last 8 years, including the recent reference to the First Lady as “an ape in heels,” and considering the obnoxious and offensive emanations from Trump’s own mouth about women, Muslims, Mexicans, and people with disabilities, oh please . . .