On the Nov. 19 edition of FOX News‘ “Justice with Judge Jeanine,” host Jeanine Pirro attacked actors performing in “Hamilton the Musical” for demanding that Vice President-elect Mike Pence and President-elect Donald Trump protect minorities come 2017.
In a now-viral video, actor Brandon Victor Dixon relays a message of hope that the Trump administration will serve all of the people, not just white Americans.
“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,” Dixon said Friday night as Pence was exiting the theater. “We truly hope that this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and to work on behalf of all of us.”
However, Trump saw the gesture as blatant disrespect and scrutinized the cast on Twitter for harassing his VP. But he was not alone.
Pirro piggybacks and calls the cast — and liberals alike — out for not being inclusive and respectable like they claim to be. In her Opening Statement segment, the former prosecutor launches a full-on critique.
She starts off stating that the cast did not hold Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton or Sen. Bernie Sanders to the same standard.
“You holier-than-thou liberals — in this country– have to start looking in the mirror. Last night violates everything that you say that you stand for. … You’re all damn hypocrites.”
Pirro adds that Pence won “fair and square in spite of the rigged system.” And she believes that liberals are sore losers complaining about the electoral college.
“Why not hip hop about the Electoral College or is that the part of the Constitution that you just want to ignore? … Maybe you want to dance about Hamilton. Why not dance about that?!”
After a nearly 5-minute rant, Pirro concludes by stating that the cast has no right to lecture Pence about anything.
“You may know a little about hip hop and dancing around a stage. I majored in American history and I saw the play ‘Hamilton’ and I loved it. But you just took the fun, the enjoyment and the memory of that play right out of me. Which might explain why the No. 1 hashtag that’s trending right now is #BoycottHamilton.”
While Pirro feels passionate about Friday’s incident, Pence has come out stating that he was not offended.