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In this image made from a video provided by Hamilton LLC, actor Brandon Victor Dixon who plays Aaron Burr, the nation’s third vice president, in "Hamilton" speaks from the stage after the curtain call in New York, Friday, Nov. 18, 2016.

Donald Trump's Twitter attack on 'Hamilton' has entered Day 2


Donald Trump isn't done feuding with the cast of "Hamilton."

The president-elect condemned the super-popular musical Saturday morning and again on Sunday after Vice President-elect Mike Pence saw the show on Friday. Cast member Brandon Dixon delivered a prepared statement addressed to Pence, saying, "We are anxious you will not protect us."

Trump said the cast "harassed" Pence and said "The Theater must always be a safe and special place" on Twitter, contradicting the common conservative opinion of the notion of safe spaces. 

UPDATE 9:20 a.m: Pence deflected questions about the incident on Sunday.

But he did say he "really enjoyed" the show.

UPDATE  8:30 a.m.: Trump also took shots at "Saturday Night Live" again.

Trump demanded an apology to his vice president-elect.

Here's the show's full statement.

Trump also deleted another tweet criticizing Dixon, but many snagged a screenshot.

Here are Trump's tweets that started the controversy.

Trump demanded an apology from the show's cast.

Trump supporters made the hashtag #BoycottHamilton trend in response.

But critics mocked the idea that a boycott was possible or effective.

Actor Jeffrey Wright also pointed out it was easy to boycott a sold-out show.

Others found Trump's call for a safe space ironic.

But supporters found the actors' behavior 'disgusting.'

And others held a flash mob outside the theater where "Hamilton" played on Saturday.

Others said more politically significant Trump news also happened over the weekend.

Trump acknowledged as much on Friday after the Trump University lawsuit was settled.

Whose side are you on in Trump vs. Hamilton?

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