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It's the diversion tactic I mentioned that people are so good at. Easy to whine about the Hamilton cast saying mean things, but no mention of the rise in hate crimes since he was elected.

I read the statement read out by the cast member - not a mean word in it.

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It's the diversion tactic I mentioned that people are so good at. Easy to whine about the Hamilton cast saying mean things, but no mention of the rise in hate crimes since he was elected.

I would love to see a source showing a rise in hate crimes.

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Personally, when I go see a show, I don't want to hear their political message and I think the Hamilton cast was inappropriate, regardless of how spot on their message was. Of course, Mr. Trump could grow some thicker skin about this "harassment" and quick whining.

Mike Pence Went To See 'Hamilton” And The Cast Had A Message For Him - BuzzFeed News

I dont think a short tweet that took all of 5 seconds out of his life shows that he is thin skinned.

He has made a lot of headway by fighting back against criticism, be it real or perceived, and not just taking it like the republicans have in the past. This seems to greatly annoy the left, which amuses me.

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I disagree. They were polite, respectful,and given the subject matter of the show, appropriate. I applaud their conviction and honesty.

I'm in the minority among liberals because they like what he said. I can't speak for you, but if they were politely slamming Hillary feeding the fuel of her getting booed, guarantee my friends would be outraged.

That said he's public enemy #1 as far as me as a gay man is concerned and his being called out and booed and humiliated is not a major issue since he has no concern for me.

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I dont think a short tweet that took all of 5 seconds out of his life shows that he is thin skinned.

He has made a lot of headway by fighting back against criticism, be it real or perceived, and not just taking it like the republicans have in the past. This seems to greatly annoy the left, which amuses me.

Ah, I now understand. He's still playing to that base of people who say "I like him, he speaks his mind and he's not politically correct". Gotcha.

It doesn't annoy me at all. I rather enjoy him looking the fool. However, it would seem like he would choose his battles, understanding that criticism comes with the territory, and not throw out a Tweet about people being unfair overtime his feelings are hurt.

I do expect him to fight back against his critics. Obama did, Bush did, that too comes with the territory. That's what interviews, Town Halls, State of the Union, press conferences are for. Obama also used social media, but Trump seems to take it to a whole new level...after he said he was going to Tweet less.

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I read the statement read out by the cast member - not a mean word in it.

Agree. The statement was spot on and quite respectful. They booed pre-show and the cast instigated more booing but they were decent about it, and it's a political show with a message. (I still think it was not necessary and inappropriate to a paying audience to have to endure this. I know it's a political show but let the show speak for itself. The message went on deaf ears with Pence and obviously Trump. Again, this is my minority opinion.)

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Here are a few. Have you really not heard any of this? It's been widely covered in the actual press (not so much on the right-wing websites, I would assume).

The media is the enemy and makes up things about Trump and are not to be trusted. Haven't you heard this yet?

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Seriously?? You haven't heard of a rise in hate crimes? I saw one first hand this past weekend when I was visiting a friend in Brooklyn. The Adam Yauch playground was spray painted with swastikas and "GoTrump". Adam Yauch and the Beastie Boys were(are)all Jewish.I tried unsuccessfully to post a link but you can look it up yourself.

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Agree. The statement was spot on and quite respectful. They booed pre-show and the cast instigated more booing but they were decent about it, and it's a political show with a message. (I still think it was not necessary and inappropriate to a paying audience to have to endure this. I know it's a political show but let the show speak for itself. The message went on deaf ears with Pence and obviously Trump. Again, this is my minority opinion.)

Except it was the paying audience that did the boo-ing.

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Yes, I have heard the anecdotal stories of harassment, which have for the most part are unverified or proven to be untrue.

I asked for evidence of, as the other poster put it, a rise in hate crime since the election.

http://reason.com/blog/2016/11/11/election-night-hijab-attack-false

http://reason.com/blog/2016/11/18/election-hate-crimes-hoaxes-hyperbole

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