(KPLR) – Donald Trump used to be the toast of Hollywood. But that was before he won the 2016 Presidential Election. Trump had a hit show on NBC and was often seen with Hollywood A-Listers. Now, it seems the news is filled with many of these stars coming out against him.
The weekend was filled with stories about how entertainers are protesting his administration, even before he takes office. It began with the highly publicized "Hamilton Lecture" of Vice President-elect Mike Pence. One of the actors closed the show by saying, "We sir, are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us." Trump was upset at the perceived slight and tweeted out, "The cast and producers of Hamilton, which I hear is highly overrated, should immediately apologize to Mike Pence for their terrible behavior." Pence claims he wasn't offended and offered, "I just want to re-assure people that what President-Elect Donald trump said on election night, he absolutely meant from the bottom of his heart. He is preparing to be the president of all of the people of the United States of America."
People from coast to coast are now complaining about all the political talk in places where we often go to escape this type of discussion. One person told us, "You can't even go to a show to relax. You got to be worried the politics are coming." Another said, "this is the type of thing we will see for the next four years until a new president is in office."