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Trump’s feud with the entertainment industry is just getting started.

The President-elect took to Twitter Sunday morning to again slam the cast and producer of the Broadway musical “Hamilton,” following vice president-elect Mike Pence’s attendance at the show Friday night. “The cast and producers of Hamilton, which I hear is highly overrated, should immediately apologize to Mike Pence for their terrible behavior,” Trump tweeted at 6:22 a.m.

The tweet follows a response by Brandon Victor Dixon, a star in the musical, who answered Trump’s initial call on Saturday for the cast of the show to apologize because, as Trump put it, “V.P. Mike Pence was harassed last night at the theater.”  Dixon, who plays Vice President Aaron Burr in the musical and who took to the stage Friday night to acknowledge Pence’s presence in the audience and address him on behalf of the cast after the show ended, tweeted a response Saturday to Trump’s claim that the vice president-elect was harassed.

‘Hamilton’ creator Lin-Manuel Miranda also tweeted to express his support of Dixon and the cast.

As reported yesterday, and as has defined the weekend’s news cycle, Trump’s tweets came after VP-elected Mike Pence on Friday night was met with a mix of boos and cheers as he entered the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City to attend the evening performance of Hamilton,” according to video from the performance. At the end of the performance, Dixon took to the stage and said to Pence, “We hope you will hear us out.”

Pence was on his way out of the auditorium, as Dixon spoke. But a representative for “Hamilton” told The Associated Press that Pence stood in the hallway outside and heard the full remarks.

Dixon said, “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 work on behalf of all of us.”

The unexpected address prompted supporters of Donald Trump and Mike Pence to start the hashtag #BoycottHamilton.

This in turn prompted mocking from Hamilton supporters who made fun of the president-elect and his supporters:

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While Trump’s feud with Hamilton continues, which according to some was a calculated move meant to draw attention away from Trump’s $20 million Trump University settlement…

… Trump also blasted the latest episode of “Saturday Night Live” early on Sunday, accusing the show of bias.

“I watched parts of @nbcsnl Saturday Night Live last night,” the president-elect tweeted. “It is a totally one-sided, biased show – nothing funny at all” asking rhetorically “Equal time for us?”

In last night’s episode, Alec Baldwin reprised his role as the president-elect for the first time since Trump secured a victory in the election. In an opening skit focused on Trump’s transition, the president-elect meets with a variety of officials including 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney, who is rumored to be under consideration for secretary of State.

Trump also meets with Vice president-elect Mike Pence. Trump asks the Indiana governor about his visit to see the Broadway show “Hamilton.”

“It was good. I got a free lecture,” Pence responds, referring to a statement read to the actual vice president-elect on Friday night while he attended the hit Broadway musical. “I heard they booed you,” Trump says. “I love you Mike. You’re the reason I’m never going to be impeached.”

This is the second time Trump has taken issue with “Saturday Night Live” in the past, before he was elected president.  In October, he called the show a “hit job,” and said it was time to retire the “boring and unfunny show.” Trump also said Baldwin’s portrayal of him in the show “stinks” and accused the media of trying to rig the election.

Following the ongoing back and forth between the president and the entertainment industry, it appears that any expectations of reconciliation between the president-elect and his liberal detractors as hinted in Trump’s acceptance speech, may have been vastly exaggerated.

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