It doesn’t seem possible, but this weekend, America is loving Hamilton just a little bit more than it already did.
And that’s because, on Friday night, Hamilton told Vice President-elect and notoriously terrible human being Mike Pence.
They expressed their fears that he wouldn’t protect all the people in this country, but they expressed those concerns with respect and kindness.
Donald Trump, Pence’s bestie, was deeply offended, and he called for an apology, but Pence himself? He was pretty cool with it.
Pence went on Fox News Sunday, and towards the end of the interview he was asked about the Hamilton fiasco.
He said that he and his family "really enjoyed" the show, and that it was an "incredible production," and that it was "a real joy to be there."
With tickets sold out for pretty much the rest of eternity, yeah, we imagine it’s be a joy to be there.
Then, as hilarious yet embarrassing as it is, Pence said that he did hear some boos as he took his seat, but "I nudged my kids and reminded them that’s what freedom sounds like."
He said that he did hear the speech, and "I wasn’t offended by what was said."
He added that "I’ll leave to others whether that was the appropriate venue to say it."
Pence went on to give a mini-speech, in which he said "I know this is a very disappointing time for people that did not see their candidate win in this national election."
"I just want to assure people that what President-elect Donald Trump said on election night, he absolutely meant from the bottom of his heart."
"He is preparing to be the president of all of the people of the United States of America, and to watch him bringing together people of diverse views, bringing together people that differed with him strongly, seeing him talk to leaders around the world …"
"I just want to reassure every American that in the days head, I’m very confident," he said.
"They’re going to see President-elect Donald Trump be a president for all of the people, and we embrace that principle and we’re going to work hard to make that principle every day that we serve."
Nobody wanted to hear all that nonsense, so he was asked if he wanted to hear an apology from the Hamilton cast and crew.
"As I said, I would leave that to others whether that was the appropriate venue for that," he answered.
So all this sounds pretty coached, right? Or at least like he coached himself to play it cool.
If theatre-goers booing at him was "what freedom sounds like," then wouldn’t the actual speech also be what freedom sounds like?
Why not just stick with that instead of the whole "I’m not going to say that it hurt my feelings, but if other people think it was really mean of them, then that’s cool" bit?
But hey, at least he said that he wasn’t offended, right? And he very willingly admitted that Hamilton is an absolutely amazing show.
It’s more than what Donald Trump did.
Yesterday, after the news of what happened began circulating, Trump tweeted "Our wonderful future V.P. Mike Pence was harassed last night at the theater by the cast of Hamilton, cameras blazing. This should not happen!"
"The Theater must always be a safe and special place," he wrote. "The cast of Hamilton was very rude last night to a very good man, Mike Pence. Apologize!"
He must have really been torn up about it all, because this morning at 6:22 AM, he tweeted "The cast and producers of Hamilton, which I hear is highly overrated, should immediately apologize to Mike Pence for this terrible behavior."
Oh, Donald, everybody knows you’re a fool, but this is a little much, don’t you think?
Electoral college, come get your boys. They’re not doing so hot.