Donald Trump’s senior adviser Kellyanne Conway said Monday that her boss’ Twitter outburst against the Broadway musical “Hamilton” is no indication that the president-elect’s focus is drifting away from the work of his transition team.
Instead, Conway said, media coverage of the Manhattan billionaire’s feud with the smash hit show is proof that reporters have not learned their lesson about what truly matters to Americans.
“Why do you care?” Conway asked CNN’s Chris Cuomo during an active back-and-forth on the network’s “New Day” morning show. “In other words, who is to say that he can’t do that, make a comment, spend five minutes on a tweet and making a comment and still be the president-elect?”
Trump’s Twitter beef with “Hamilton” began after Vice President-elect Mike Pence attended the show in New York with his daughter on Friday. Pence was met with boos when he entered the theater and, once the show concluded, a member of its cast delivered a personal message to the Indiana governor, telling him that “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.”